In 2014, Barack Obama and David Cameron asked European NATO members to spend more money on soldiers and weapons as the alliance faces up to an “unpredictable world”.
At the same time, leaders of discussed the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, Russia’s response to the NATO-Ukraine crisis, and whether global challenges call for an increase in the level of military spending by NATO members.
NATO members contribute to the budget in accordance with an agreed cost-sharing formula based on relative Gross National Income (GNI).
Today Luxembourg (0.5%), Spain (0.9%) and Belgium (0.9%) which hosts the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, are the worst contributors to the obsolete alliance’s budget.
The USA is indeed the main contributor, around 22%. Then comes Germany (14.5%), France (11%) and UK (10.5%).
According to NATO guidelines, member countries should spend at least 2% of their GDP on so-called defense. Only four countries spent that much in 2013: Estonia, Greece, the USA and the UK.
The USA accounts for about 73% of the roughly $1 trillion in total military spending by NATO countries each year. This average was largely boosted by the Zionist American Gulf Wars and the poppy narcotics mission in Afghanistan.
There is a noticeable imbalance between USA spending and that of its allies. US and British Government officials have repeatedly complained about this.
But in the end NATO must be finally dismantled, just as the Warsaw Pact gave up its alliance in 1991, after the Berlin wall came down. For now, over the past 27 years NATO annexed nearly all former Warsaw Pact countries, except for Ukraine in Europe.
NATO’s nuclear weapons are stored in the Netherlands, Italy and Turkey.
ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.