“[..] U.S. engagement has similarly helped improve the trajectory of Baltic and broader European defense spending over the past two years, and the desire for closer relations with Washington is one factor that has pushed Japan to revise its defense posture and improve its capabilities in recent years. In other instances, American pressure has given advocates of robust defense spending—whether in Europe or in Asia—a weapon to use in domestic debates on that subject. [..]”
vara bungas: “improve the trajectory” 😀 …. tas palīdzēja valdībai nonākt pie secinājuma par nepieciešamību atvēlēt 2% aizsarzībai “līdz 2018.gadam” nevis kā sākotnēji plānoja ” līdz 2020.”. Tagad vēl vajadzētu pielabot trajektoriju attiecībā uz jēgpilnu mobilizācijas rezerves veidošanu un B/OMD atjaunošanu.
Citētais raksts ir izcils, lai saprastu, ko US sagaida no sabiedrotajiem:
“[..] Third, and not least of all, steps that the United States takes to reward its more dynamic allies also cut an implicit contrast to its relations with allies that are showing less dynamism, sending the message that the closeness of U.S. relationships with its key partners hinges significantly on how much those partners contribute to American security objectives. In the current geopolitical context, sending that signal is eminently worthwhile. [..]”