Posted by: mulrickillion | October 6, 2011

Panetta Urges Europe to Spend More on NATO or Risk a Hollowed-Out Alliance

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta arrived for a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels on Wednesday. Pool photograph by Mcnamee

By Steven Erlanger, Oct 5, 2011 — BRUSSELS — With the Pentagon facing severe budget cuts, Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta asked NATO’s European members on Wednesday to heed the lessons of the Libya war and cooperate on much-needed defense spending in order “not to hollow out this alliance”. . . .

Libya War Should Be Example for NATO, Panetta Says – NYTimes.com

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See also Paying for War: Funding U.S. Military Operations Since 2001

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