09 Apr '15, 3pm

#Spain blows off billions on unjustified #military purchases – think tank

#Spain blows off billions on unjustified #military purchases – think tank

© Flickr/ School of Veterinary Medicine and Science Spain Recession, Austerity Increase Surgical Waiting List by 60 Percent MADRID (Sputnik) — Since 2008, when the economic crisis in Spain began, the Spanish government has spent 130 billion euros ($139.76 billion) on military purposes, according to the Center’s estimates. "There is no danger to Spain's security that require such investments, no attacks from other countries," Ortega said. According to Ortega, the government buys very expensive weapons that have no practical use in the defense of Spain. Ortega cites the uselessness of purchasing 87 Eurofighter combat aircraft worth 11 billion euros, some still in manufacturing. "These fighters have never seen combat and never will because the United States already has aircraft of superior technology," the analyst said Another example of waste provided by Ortega is 239 Leopar...

Full article: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150409/1020672027.html

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