NATO: the costs for the British taxpayer

Nato’s new headquarters in Brussels will cost its members €1billion (£841 million) at a time of deep cuts to British defence budgets and despite promises by the Alliance to cut its costs. Officials confirmed the rising scale of the cost against a background of Nato pledges to reduce its command structure, agencies and national HQs by 30 per cent in response to savage defence cuts in most of its 28 member states. But despite the promises of cuts to Nato bureaucracy, construction began in mid-December on a stylish new building to house military officials.

The costs of NATO are also rising due to the war in Afghanistan and Libya. The by the U.S. government organized escalation of the Libyan conflict has already prompted Britain to deploy more warships off the coast of Libya, including the Ocean assault ship, equipped with the Apache attack helicopters, which regularly launch air strikes on Libya.

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2 Reacties to “NATO: the costs for the British taxpayer”

  1. kruitvat Says:

    Italian taxpayers: Even though Italy entered the war providing only ‘limited military and logistical support’, it now leads 30 per cent of the operations against Libya, on par with France and Great Britain. According to Italy’s Interior Ministry, the operation has already cost 1 billion Euros (US$ 1.3 billion). Italy is the former colonizer of Libya.

  2. kruitvat Says:

    American taxpayers:

    Libya campaign may cost U.S. taxpayers $1 bln

    Jun 16, 2011 12:09 Moscow Time

    Military operations in Libya have already cost the U.S. taxpayers more than $700 million.

    The costs may exceed $1 billion by the end of September, according to a report presented by the Obama Administration to Congress.

    U.S. warplanes help allied forces attack Libyan air defenses, conduct reconnaissance, provide air refueling and silence pro-Gaddafi radio stations.

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