If Europe were to do without the US's military strength, it would be expensive for the europeans, says centre director.
In an interview with the newspaper Denmark calls on the minister of defence Trine Team (S) of the european countries to show greater military force in Nato cooperation.
It happens after the admonitions of the same from the UNITED states, which you also would do well to listen to in the context.
It is due to it for the europeans is important to have the UNITED states as a military ally, as there really is no alternative.
so says Henrik Breitenbauch, director of the Centre for Military Studies at Copenhagen University.
- There is just not anything european alternative, where it would be easier and cheaper not to have the americans with.
I rather think that it would be both more dangerous and more expensive for Europe not to have the americans, because it would leave some very large costs and challenges on this side of the Atlantic, says Henrik Breitenbauch.
In the interview, says the minister of defence, that she wants Denmark to lead the way by increasing defense spending to more than the 1.1 percent of the Danish gross domestic product (gdp), as was the case in 2018.
Earlier in the year, it was decided to raise defence spending in 2023 will reach 1.5 percent of the Danish gdp.
Trine Team says that she is willing to go further than that, although she did not believe that Denmark Bets10 comes up on the two percent that the UNITED states wants.
Henrik Breitenbauch points out that the opinion must be seen in light of the fact that in the beginning of december is a Nato summit, where it is very clear that Denmark are not going to deliver the level of investment of two percent, as it has given a political - and at the same time, no strings attached - promise.
in addition to the call for greater defence budgets among european countries attach Trine Team up to Nato to a greater degree to measure other parameters than just how much money you give to the Defense.
it says Henrik Breitenbauch:
- Who wants Denmark to a greater degree to measure the level of activity.
- This is a song we have sung too long, and as we sing with good right, because we sit in the front of the bus, when it comes to actively participate.
- But it is also a song that is all about, that we will not have a scrotum out of your pocket, " says Henrik Breitenbauch.
If Denmark will raise its defence expenditure to constitute two percent of gdp, according to the newspaper Denmark mean that there must be 17 billion dollars extra.
An analysis group is organised across several government departments must now examine how the defence budget can be increased. Among other things, by looking at whether the expenditure, which will not be counted in the day reckoned with.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 25 November 2019, 16:00