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The population of this tiny glacier country is only 5.46 million. According to the Global Health Facts, “the population is aging with the birth rate at 10.42 births per 1,000 populations per year, or a fertility rate of 1.8. With a median age of 42.7 years, Finland is one of countries with

the most mature population; half of voters are estimated to be over 50 years old. Finland during WWII was allied with Nazi Germany and fought the Former Soviet Union. Finland joined the European Union in 1995, and the Eurozone in 1999. Finland is not a member of NATO.

“The (official) mission of the U.S. European Command(EUCOM) is to conduct military operations, international military partnering, and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security, postures and prepares ready forces, ensures strategic access, deters conflict and malign influence, enables the NATO Alliance, strengthens partnerships, and counters transnational threats in order to defend the United States, enhance global security, and win decisively against any adversary.”

The U.S. DoD is focused on doing Eastern European joint military exercises and leaving behind military armament and supplies as they finish these exercises. In January 2016, General Philip M. Breedlove commander of EUCOM recently sent 25yr old aging F15 fighters with a 71% mission capability rating to Finland joint exercises against the remote possibility of aRussia attacking this glacier-bound country. Since 2011, the US has had many exercises on those lands of the former Warsaw Pact countries for example: Operation Sea Breeze (2014); Operation Atlantic Resolve (2015); Exercise Rapid Trident (2014); Trident Juncture (2015) and others. These operations were and are costly for the U.S. Trident Juncture included 140 aircraft, 60 ships, 230 Military Units, and 36,000 personnel. In 2014-2016, U.S. military events in Europe consisted of 15 joint U.S. and NATO, 39 US Army, 4 USAF, and 3 U.S. Navy events. During one exercise, “on March 10, 2015 at Riga Latvia, US Army soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division offloaded…M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks from the transportation vessel “Liberty Promise” …More than 100 pieces of equipment, including the tanks, M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and assorted military cargo, will move on to sites in other areas of Latvia as well as Estonia and Lithuania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.”

The US Government, currently with a February 8, 2016 debt of $19 trillion, is sending dollars to Europe and countries on the border of Russia. “As part of both the (American) 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the 2015 Defense Appropriations Act, the European Reassurance Initiative will provide $1 billion in funding to enable the DoD to continue its efforts to reassure our NATO allies and bolster the security and capacity of our partners in the region. Ukraine continues to be main recipient of U.S.’s “deep pockets”.

20160210 DunfordThe United States European Command State Partnership Program (EUCOM SPP) is a National Guard program that links U.S. States with partner countries in the European Theater for the purpose of supporting the security cooperation objectives of United States European Command (EUCOM). 65 Partnerships exist worldwide and 22 Partnerships exist with former Soviet, Yugoslav and Warsaw Pact countries in the EUCOM Area of Responsibility. The program is a component of the larger (global) State Partnership Program, which oversees the program of each of the six geographic Combatant Commands. On January 20, 2016, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with counterparts and other officials at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Dunford met with Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command, and Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, the commander of U.S. European Command. One focus of this meeting was Russia… U.S. forces are working to reassure allies (who rarely contribute to the NATO budget and instead have the US being their “defense umbrella”) pointed out that those who share the budget must understand that Russia is the “enemy” but the U.S. has “their backs.”

In a DoD report, “With the addition of projected sequestration-level cuts for FY 2016 through 2021, reductions to planned defense spending for the ten-year period from FY 2012 to 2021 will exceed $1 trillion. If sequestration-level cuts persist, our forces will assume substantial additional risks in certain missions and will continue to face significant readiness and modernization challenges.” Simply put, it is time for the EU and NATO to assume responsibility for their own defense budgets. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and other EU/NATO members have used their small defense budgets as leverage to export their products to the USA. They have aggressively competed with American automobiles, chemicals, steel manufacturers, grains, and electronics, but without a defense burden. America is flooded with BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, Porches, and VWs. France also takes advantage of not having to pay for defense. For example, their exports inMachines, engines, pumps: US$66.3 billion; Aircraft, spacecraft: $57.7 billion; Vehicles: $47.6 billion; and Electronic equipment: $44 billion. Every American can see on domestic flights that Airbus has robbed the large commercial aircraft industry away from Boeing.

Many of the 28 countries (Ukraine will make the number 29) of NATO, do not contribute a “dime” to NATO’s budget. Certainly, anyone with a level of knowledge can conclude that the U.S. workers and their families are harmed. Further, how can the U.S. sustain pumping non-repayable dollars to Europe and rest of the world as part of its National Security foreign policy? Why has this policy continued after the 1947.Marshall Plan? Why do the countries in the EU and NATO continue to get free lunches!”

“While there’s life, there is hope.” -Roman

 

The population of this tiny glacier country is only 5.46 million. According to the Global Health Facts, “the population is aging with the birth rate at 10.42 births per 1,000 populations per year, or a fertility rate of 1.8. With a median age of 42.7 years, Finland is one of countries with the most mature population; half of voters are estimated to be over 50 years old. Finland during WWII was allied with Nazi Germany and fought the Former Soviet Union. Finland joined the European Union in 1995, and the Eurozone in 1999. Finland is not a member of NATO.

“The (official) mission of the U.S. European Command(EUCOM) is to conduct military operations, international military partnering, and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security, postures and prepares ready forces, ensures strategic access, deters conflict and malign influence, enables the NATO Alliance, strengthens partnerships, and counters transnational threats in order to defend the United States, enhance global security, and win decisively against any adversary.”

The U.S. DoD is focused on doing Eastern European joint military exercises and leaving behind military armament and supplies as they finish these exercises. In January 2016, General Philip M. Breedlove commander of EUCOM recently sent 25yr old aging F15 fighters with a 71% mission capability rating to Finland joint exercises against the remote possibility of a Russia attacking this glacier-bound country. Since 2011, the US has had many exercises on those lands of the former Warsaw Pact countries for example: Operation Sea Breeze (2014); Operation Atlantic Resolve (2015); Exercise Rapid Trident (2014); Trident Juncture (2015) and others. These operations were and are costly for the U.S. Trident Juncture included 140 aircraft, 60 ships, 230 Military Units, and 36,000 personnel. In 2014-2016, U.S. military events in Europe consisted of 15 joint U.S. and NATO, 39 US Army, 4 USAF, and 3 U.S. Navy events. During one exercise, “on March 10, 2015 at Riga Latvia, US Army soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division offloaded…M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks from the transportation vessel “Liberty Promise” …More than 100 pieces of equipment, including the tanks, M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and assorted military cargo, will move on to sites in other areas of Latvia as well as Estonia and Lithuania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.”

The US Government, currently with a February 8, 2016 debt of $19 trillion, is sending dollars to Europe and countries on the border of Russia. “As part of both the (American) 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the 2015 Defense Appropriations Act, the European Reassurance Initiative will provide $1 billion in funding to enable the DoD to continue its efforts to reassure our NATO allies and bolster the security and capacity of our partners in the region. Ukraine continues to be main recipient of U.S.’s “deep pockets”.

The United States European Command State Partnership Program (EUCOM SPP) is a National Guard program that links U.S. States with partner countries in the European Theater for the purpose of supporting the security cooperation objectives of United States European Command (EUCOM). 65 Partnerships exist worldwide and 22 Partnerships exist with former Soviet, Yugoslav and Warsaw Pact countries in the EUCOM Area of Responsibility. The program is a component of the larger (global) State Partnership Program, which oversees the program of each of the six geographic Combatant Commands. On January 20, 2016, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with counterparts and other officials at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Dunford met with Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command, and Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, the commander of U.S. European Command. One focus of this meeting was Russia… U.S. forces are working to reassure allies (who rarely contribute to the NATO budget and instead have the US being their “defense umbrella”) pointed out that those who share the budget must understand that Russia is the “enemy” but the U.S. has “their backs.”

In a DoD report, “With the addition of projected sequestration-level cuts for FY 2016 through 2021, reductions to planned defense spending for the ten-year period from FY 2012 to 2021 will exceed $1 trillion. If sequestration-level cuts persist, our forces will assume substantial additional risks in certain missions and will continue to face significant readiness and modernization challenges.” Simply put, it is time for the EU and NATO to assume responsibility for their own defense budgets. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and other EU/NATO members have used their small defense budgets as leverage to export their products to the USA. They have aggressively competed with American automobiles, chemicals, steel manufacturers, grains, and electronics, but without a defense burden. America is flooded with BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, Porches, and VWs. France also takes advantage of not having to pay for defense. For example, their exports in Machines, engines, pumps: US$66.3 billion; Aircraft, spacecraft: $57.7 billion; Vehicles: $47.6 billion; and Electronic equipment: $44 billion. Every American can see on domestic flights that Airbus has robbed the large commercial aircraft industry away from Boeing.

Many of the 28 countries (Ukraine will make the number 29) of NATO, do not contribute a “dime” to NATO’s budget. Certainly, anyone with a level of knowledge can conclude that the U.S. workers and their families are harmed. Further, how can the U.S. sustain pumping non-repayable dollars to Europe and rest of the world as part of its National Security foreign policy? Why has this policy continued after the 1947.Marshall Plan? Why do the countries in the EU and NATO continue to get free lunches!”

“While there’s life, there is hope.” -Roman

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