Germany goes it alone without respect for its partners

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The international community was dismayed when German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier earlier this year sent a congratulatory letter to the government of Iran on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, an event that spread terror around the globe. This is … Read More

Frustration in US over Germany’s defense spending shortfall

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The news that Germany won’t meet defense spending targets set by NATO plays badly in the US, even among friends of the country. It is just the latest in a string of issues fueling tension between Berlin and Washington. There … Read More

Germany’s Refusal To Fund 2 Percent Of Its Defense Is Not The Action Of An Ally

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German leaders should be allowed to see how safe and united the European Union remains when all the American troops move out from everywhere east of the Thames. Bob Gates, perhaps the most farsighted post-Cold War defense secretary, presciently predicted in … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 22 March 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, So many things are taking place here and abroad it’s hard to know where to start or when to stop. A massive headline this week told of Angela Merkel reneging on her pledge to our President to … Read More

Germany likely to renege on pledge to Trump to boost military spending

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BERLIN – Berlin could renege on its pledge to raise military spending, in the latest gesture of defiance by German Chancellor Angela Merkel toward U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump has repeatedly blasted NATO leaders for not meeting a target of spending … Read More

Germany likely to renege on pledge to Trump to boost military spending

BERLIN – Berlin could renege on its pledge to raise military spending, in the latest gesture of defiance by German Chancellor Angela Merkel toward U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump has repeatedly blasted NATO leaders for not meeting a target of spending … Read More

Naval Muscle: Russia’s Northern Fleet Is Getting Some Seriously Dangerous Submarines

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The Northern Fleet is now taking a major step to modernize its submarine force with a new hardware shipment slated for later this year. From the Petr Velikiy battlecruiser to the Admiral Gorshkov frigate, Russia’s Northern Fleet is home to some of the … Read More

Americans, Germans hold opposite views of nations’ relations

BERLIN (AP) — Americans and Germans differ widely on their assessments of the state of relations between their countries, but hold very similar views on international issues, including their support for NATO, according to survey results reported Monday. A Pew Research … Read More

Germany’s Policy Choices Are Hastening The Decline Of NATO

German soldiers take a rest on a Leopard2 A6 tank during the NATO military exercise ‘Iron Wolf 2017’ at Stasenai, 80 miles west-north of Vilnius, Lithuania, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) Much has been written over the last two … Read More

America is waking up to the critical threat that is Russia

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A new Gallup poll released this week suggests that 52 percent of Americans regard the Russian military as a critical threat to U.S. interests. Those respondents are correct. A plurality of Americans, 32 percent, view Russia as our “greatest enemy today,” a stark … Read More

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