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Re: - what percent of NATO does the US pay to defend Europe?
Reply #1 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 2:21am
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The NATO rule is that members spend 2% of their GDP on defense.  However NATO is not a country club, there is no debt incurred by nations that spend less than that.

There is no such thing as a broad NATO defense budget. So Trump's claim that other NATO members owe the US money is false.


  

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The NATO countries long ago agreed to spend 2% of their GDP on defense, but few have.  Trump is now demanding that they live up to their commitments.

  
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admin wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 2:08am:
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Aw.... Socialist Europe at that Admin Wink

You keep bringing up socialist Venezuela

Why not these socialist countries we defend like Spain for example? Wink Shocked
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admin wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 2:08am:
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22%.

And it is not to defend 'Europe', it is to defend the USA on European soil.
About 5% of the US defense budget is spend on that.


  
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senecaII wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 4:31am:
22%.

And it is not to defend 'Europe', it is to defend the USA on European soil.
About 5% of the US defense budget is spend on that.

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And it is not to defend 'Europe', it is to defend the USA on European soil.


Can we not defend the U.S. with just a push of a button from here or a Nuclear submarine somewhere?
  

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Luther wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 4:37am:
Can we not defend the U.S. with just a push of a button from here or a Nuclear submarine somewhere?



That would be MAD, wouldn't it? 
  
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senecaII wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 5:34am:
That would be MAD, wouldn't it? 



Not really, Nuclear weapons are pretty persuasive 

It doesn't even have to be Nuclear weapons. We got lots of Air craft carries/Subs in the world loaded with more conventional weapons
  

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senecaII wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 4:31am:
22%.

And it is not to defend 'Europe', it is to defend the USA on European soil.
About 5% of the US defense budget is spend on that.

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I will add to your statement "it is to defend the USA on European soil" 'to help defend that European soil and its inhabitants'.   
  
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crepe05 wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 5:55am:
I will add to your statement "it is to defend the USA on European soil" 'to help defend that European soil and its inhabitants'.   


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Are European countries generally "Socialist" Crepe?

Don't you disdain socialism?
  

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