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Paying for the Peace Dividend in Blood

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Submitted by OutWest (United States), Oct 5, 2006 at 05:05

NATO troops are suffering for the budget cuts that were made following the Cold War as European nations drastically reduced defense spending. NATO member states do not match the 3% of GDP that the US spends on defense. There has been no new investment in equipment in 20 years. Troops are equipped with personal gear from the 1980s as US troops are on a second generation of polypropolene and gore tex uniforms. Now what Euros saved on tax money is being collected back in blood.

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