Europe's Paper Militaries
German Military Lacks Enough Aircraft to Mount Ebola Rescue
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  • Pete

    Well, well, well. The cat is coming out of the bag.

    Germany’s military — like the rest of those in Europe — is not even up to the weak level that it is formally presented to be on paper.

    So where are all you apologists for NATO and you neocons chomping at the bit to get involved in the active defense of the Ukraine, the Baltics and Poland?

    Take off your blinders. The game is for America to do the fighting and dying with Europe providing excuses and at best a token presence in the conflict areas.

    Brother, it is long past time for the U.S. to get out of NATO and make the Europeans defend themselves. For without the push of American withdrawal, the europeans will never do squat on their own but will instead insist that we do it for them. Fact.

    • Fat_Man

      Amen.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The entire European military establishment has been bleed dry to feed the Big Government Welfare States. The Libyan campaign would have been impossible without the “Lead from Behind” Obama’s air support. Only America still has the power to project military force across the globe. And even here the Military is being looted and down sized to feed the Big Government Welfare State.

  • Tom

    Those are the kinds of maintenance levels one would expect out of the Third World. Seriously, what is wrong with these people?

  • wigwag

    “The ongoing collapse of France and the southern European powers, coupled with the slow but steady military decline of Britain, will increasingly force the West to look to Germany for leadership of all sorts.” (Walter Russell Mead)

    Counting on Germany for leadership is a lot like rooting for a comatose man to run a marathon.

  • FriendlyGoat

    The next-to-last paragraph is well stated.

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