10 Jul '18, 2pm

Interesting look at the history of NATO military spending and burden-sharing between the US and Europe..

Interesting look at the history of NATO military spending and burden-sharing between the US and Europe..

In 1970, the relative defense expenditures of the United States and Europe were proportionally roughly what they are today. Europe spent only about 45 percent as much on defense, as did the United States. The U.S. was in the midst of the Vietnam War, which drove U.S. defense spending well above previous levels. The burden-sharing imbalance then was one of the largest in NATO’s history.

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/smr/nato-priorities/2018/07/0...

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