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.

31st
Mar
2013

Exclusive: NATO to build Death Star under Smart Defence initiative

By Nowhere Man, for NATO Watch

28th
Feb
2013

Rasmussen and Kerry bonding in Rome

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

 

22nd
Feb
2013

NATO Defence Ministers Meeting – DAY 1

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

19th
Feb
2013

The Vision Thing – NATO Post 2014

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

14th
Feb
2013

The information gaps in the Secretary General’s second annual report

By Ian Davis, director NATO Watch

14th
Dec
2012

New Special Forces HQ open for business

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

13th
Nov
2012

Prague winter of our discontent

Keynote speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

15th
Oct
2012

Human Security in an independent Scotland

Original publication date: 
Mon, 10/15/2012 (All day)

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