11 Oct '17, 1pm

Denmark seeks boost in defense spending to counter Russia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s center-right, minority government wants to boost the NATO country’s defense budget by 20 percent over the next six years to allow for more troops and hardware, including tanks and artillery, in reaction to Russia’s military buildup in the Baltic Sea region. Defence Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen says the budget would be increased by 4.8 billion krone (U.S. $760.2 million) each year until 2023. The US and NATO’s ability to deter Russia is at risk, commander says The effectiveness of the U.S. and its NATO allies to act as deterrents against Russia is at risk because of shortfalls in capability, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe. By: Kathleen Curthoys The Danish defense budget is currently 21.7 billion krone, or 1.17 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. The proposed boost would still fall short of NATO’s guid...

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2017/10/11/denm...

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