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Reply #7: Still there is no evidence Germany wouldn't spend an equivelent amount as its neighbors. [View All]

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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 09:14 AM
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7. Still there is no evidence Germany wouldn't spend an equivelent amount as its neighbors.
Edited on Tue Jan-18-11 09:16 AM by Statistical
Consider it keeping up with the Joneses but with WMD. Everytime this debate comes up in German government a large reason to extend the leases for the bases is the effect it would have on budget when Germany boosts defense spending to compensate. It doesn't mean the spending is needed, just that it will be spent.

"As for Germany, how smart of them not to be blowing more than one euro in 50 on the fantasy that militaries bring security in the 2011 context."
Smart or not. If the US left completely Germany would spend an equivelent amount on defense as its neighbors.
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