Defence Budgets

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The current and future fiscal environments demand a smarter approach to defence budgeting and procurement in the Alliance. The debate in NATO has been too narrowly focused on burden sharing with accusations that Europe spends too little on defence. But the United States spends seven times as much on military force as on international affairs and homeland security combined, and its military budget accounts for around 45% of the global total. The United States needs to spend less on defence while some European states may need to raise their spending or allocate their existing defence budgets more wisely. It is time to consider whether NATO really needs military operations that cost double what the rest of the world spends on its various military functions. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Defence Budgets policy area.

21st
Nov
2013

NATO Secretary General attends EU talks on European security and defence policy

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

4th
Nov
2013

Four questions not answered by NATO Defence Ministers

By Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis, NATO Watch

18th
Oct
2013

Defence Matters - NATO is a unique force multiplier

Speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fog

3rd
Oct
2013

Turkey May Reconsider Chinese Antimissile Vendor