(Lucas: The USA, UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, etc all have problems with austerity measures and cuts on military budgets and cuts in spending of equipment and material. To keep their forces equiped to deploy them sufficiently in real war zones it would take lots of spending. Seeking fights with others and not being able to fight the fights or the ones were the countries in NATO are pulled into is not a good thing. So not only economic sanctions backfire but also the big mouth of military actions and wars is seemingly less and less believable unless atomic weapons and or new EMF weapons and biological warfare is used….We need to stop fighting wars for others and some institute like NATO that was based on cold war doctrines and having enemies or even now creating enemies by getting involved in wars and conflicts of others we have no part in nor should have. Or instigating new conflicts and wars. It has to stop somewhere and maybe talking and taking a backseat were it is needed as things are changing in this world. The old order seems to fight and have even in fights. Things as slipping away and need to be brought back into balance and in reality with all of humanity.)
The German Air Force is in a slump with terrible funding shortages and a lack of parts, as a pessimistic report by Der Spiegel blasts it ahead of a major NATO deployment in Eastern Europe. Defense officials, however, blasted the assessment as inaccurate.
The damning report comes on the eve of NATO making big plans for edging its combined military might closer to Russia. The analysis by Der Spiegel has already caused much concern among Germany’s defense community.
The confidential document was reported on in the magazine’s new issue. It calls into question further strategies by Germany to take part in NATO activities in 2015.
Proponents of the view feel that with the EU taking on one of the leading roles in providing the world with some stability in these difficult times, Germany’s predicament as a leading military player is a matter of great concern.