Who's Contributing How Much To Financing NATO?

Tyler Durden's picture

While the U.S. outspends all NATO allies when it comes to overall defence spending in relation to her GDP, Statista's Dyfed Loesche notes - and President Trump is very well aware of - the U.S. is also the prime direct financer of NATO.

However, direct contribution are more evenly split between the major NATO powers. Germany for example, spends only 1.19 percent of her GDP into defence (USA = 3.61 percent) but seemingly pulls its weight when it comes to direct funding of NATO. This does not include contributions to particular military operations.

This chart shows direct financial contributions to the running of NATO (in million U.S. dollars)

Infographic: Who's Contributing How Much to Financing NATO? | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

As George Friedman recently noted, Europeans must face two facts...

First, the wars that matter to the US are being fought in the Islamic world. Second, Europe is not struggling to recover from World War II. Its military capabilities should be equal to those of the US.

NATO is obsolete if it defines its responsibility mainly to repel a Russian invasion. Especially since it refused to create a military force capable of doing that. It is obsolete in that it regards the US as the guarantor of Europe’s security when Europe is quite capable of incurring the cost of self-defense.

If European nations are free to follow their own interests, then so is the United States.

When we step back, we see a broader truth. First, the European Union is breaking. Europe is in no position to do unanimously supported NATO operations. For the Europeans, NATO is important because it means that, in the rare chance of a European war, the US must be there.

The United States wants to stop Russian hegemony over the European Peninsula. But the US can deal with that by placing limited forces in the Baltics, Poland, and Romania. The Europeans have devolved NATO into bilateral relations between the US and each NATO member. So, the United States can do the same. Also, the US can accept the status quo in Ukraine, written or unwritten. The US is not going to war in Ukraine. Russia is not going to war there either.

Trump’s approach to NATO has been forced on the US by the Europeans. NATO doesn’t work as an alliance. It is a group of sovereign nations that will respond to American requests as they see fit. The US knows this and at some point, someone was going to point out that NATO is obsolete.

The matter can be summed up the following way. What is the commitment of European countries to the United States? And what is the US commitment to Europe?

It is not clear that there is a geopolitical basis for this commitment any more. Interests have diverged. NATO is not suited to the realities of today.

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Stinkworx's picture

Get out of Europe and the Baltics and save the money that people who work for it pay in taxes. Stop pretending there is Russian aggression because no one believes this crap!

halcyon's picture

How can you NOT understand this?

NATO is a recycling mechanism of non-USD funds back to US deep state military contractors, all the washington lobbyists, all the crony politicians and all the people feeding on this monsters tits.

You can join NATO, but all you end up having is a guarantee worth jack shit and yearly forced purchaces of military goods from the US defense sector.

I think guys at Mafia might have a thing or two to say about deep state ripping off their protection racket....

End NATO. Russia and China ain't gonna take over anybody, they have enough of shitcake on their own plate as it is - no amount of new wars is going to solve that for them.


hestroy's picture

You are absolutely right.

Déjà view's picture

NATO...have you found whereabouts of Warsaw Pact?

GreatUncle's picture

It is the globalists army and once your government is controlled by the gobalists so is your army.


Stinkworx's picture

Get out of Europe and the Baltics and save the money that people who work for it pay in taxes. Stop pretending there is Russian aggression because no one believes this crap!

OliverAnd's picture

The Russian 'aggression' exists so that countries like the USA, Germany, UK, France and Netherlands can sell arms to countries bordering Russia.  While Germany, Netherlands and France are making billions in arms deals they refuse to invest in NATO because they have all those other suckers doing it for them...

philipat's picture

Yes, only the Deep State and the MSM believe the Russian propoganda. Well, not even them actually!! This kind of spending is just as wasteful as the proposed carbon taxes to address another non-existent problem. Yet Trump wants to increase military spending? Go figure. IMHO the problem is not a lack of spending (How can it when the US outspends the rest of the world combined? )but the corruption and waste in the MIC (The Pentagon has now "lost" $6 Trillion??!!) Russia and China have superior military technologies even spending a fraction of what the US MIC consumes. The F-35 being a classic example of egregious waste..

sinbad2's picture

Yes get out of Europe, the Europeans don't want the US in Europe, but if they openly say that, they get Ukrained.

But the US won't leave, it will whinge, but will never willingly leave. The US is a conquerer, and Europe is one of its dominions.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Even though George Friedman is a Zionist dirtbag, he is not incorrect here.

A small American tripwire force in individual European countries will help keep things honest.  Who is to say a meglomaniac doesn't take over the Russian federation in future?  Anything can happen.

Future sovereign european countries can decide if they want to keep American military presence or not.  Breaking up EU into sovereign countries and dealing with them individually is good, but American military should remain, but only in small numbers and as a guest.

It is good to sell weapons to many countries, as that allows the costs to be spread out.   Russia's military manufacturers are always looking to sell.  The idea is to prevent the military industrial complex from being a controlling entity, like in the U.S.

Does anybody think that the Russian military design bureaus control their Federation?

Europe is abusing America for protection, and not paying their share.  Brussels is under control of banksters - and would like to spread their austerity death system.  Nato in its current incarnation is protecting and abetting the Brussel Oligarchy.

OliverAnd's picture

Excluding the USA, only Greece spends over 2.0% of its GDP year after year despite its financial crisis.

hestroy's picture

It was actually the cause of the crisis. Massive purchase of weapons from Germany and France.

Manipulism's picture

2% of jackshit is jackshit.

Their GDP is a joke.

Only the money on the table counts.

GreatUncle's picture

UK was 2.2% and fucking annoyed the deal is 2%.

But it is subjective ... based on personnel and equipment also.

Fishy Rickster's picture

Reportedly, GB didn't invest in helicopters which increased casualty risks to their men in the field during operations in the anti Baal campaigns.  I remember seeing that the Dutch had a single chopper in action.  In which case, a country can claim having invested in toilet paper for the troops, declare it surplus, sell it back to the economy while not having delivered shit to a war fighter.  It would be more appropriate to see what investment were made and follow the money.

DontWorry's picture

American military capabilites are so far beyond NATO European countires that we can no longer fight together effectively.  The NATO alliance is in name only.

hestroy's picture

We dont need you. We don't need to fight for your insterests and to kill millions to make you rich.

petar's picture

From all I see, US doesn't even provide 25% and their population is about 50% of all NATO members. So, what is Trump complaining about? US should pay double that price if it wants to be a part of it.

nmewn's picture

Personally, I think the US shouldn't "provide" jack shit and leave.

The Europeon Union of Socialist States will be just fine without us.

I mean, they genuinely believe they are far superior to us anyway, do they not tell us so at every opportunity? They are better at everything, from science to culture to "health care" to literature to art to military strength. Why, every nation within it is filled to the brim with citizens who would be philosopher kings here in America, whose wisdom is only equaled by their god-like strength and iron will.

They'll be just fine ;-)

GreatUncle's picture

Agree it is called everybody stand on your own 2 fucking feet for a change.

Aristofani's picture

NATO is just the nazi stormship troopers for US empire. You want it, pay for it yourself!

The more intelligent among you may want to tell your govt to close it down and spend the money on something that really benefits the US Republic.

Grumbleduke's picture

and it's STILL not enough!

More, more, more, that's how we roll. Fuck the peasants, we liiiiiiike war!

I Write Code's picture

Those numbers are absurdly low.  This doesn't count the many billions it takes to develop and operate major weapons systems, and probably does count Germany "funding" the real estate for NATO bases staffed mostly by Americans.  To even count France as a NATO contributor is extremely generous, or dubious.  In real dollars, and just off the cuff, I'm gonna guess the US contributes 60%, UK and Germany maybe another 10% each, and all the rest the last 20%.  That sounds wrong.  Make the US 75% and the rest 5%.

hestroy's picture

This is of course pure bullshit.

Fireman's picture

NATO, North Amerikan Terror Organ; that limp appendage dangling from the Pedophile Politburo in Natostan capital of USSA's flaccid vassal Brussels, seat of the infamous albeit collapsing EUSSR. Will the Germans get suckered for a third time into a global war for their anglozionazi bankster masters and the Washing town thugocracy?  Nah...they finally seem to have figured it and STASI agent "Erika" out as the I$I$ "backed" Saudi Mercan IOU petroscrip toilet paper dollah gets flushed from the global Ponzi sewer of the Potemkin Village Mercan "economy" of slaughter for profit of the zero 1%. Meanwhile the allah detritus of USSA'S Middle Eastern judaic wars rapes and pillages its way across a Europe betrayed by the hag in Berlin. Syria is where the anglozionazi ghoul and Pentacon Murder Inc. finally bit off more than they could chew and the rest of humanity sees it for what it is. Meanwhile the emasculated pedophile pawns in Natostan huff and puff at Mr Bear's doorstep but that is all these cretins will ever do. It is all over bar the inevitable bankrupt collapse of €uro landia and the long awaited civil war reloaded in Slumville USSA.


Onward to the co££ap$€ of worthless Pentacon protected fiat filth and the execution of the banksters and political whores that peddle it!







NuYawkFrankie's picture

Given that ZATO is but a fig-leaf for USSA Criminal Aggression - fighting contrived wars on behalf of Zion - not to mention "International Finance" -
and all that Dumb Europe gets out of it is a Muslim Invasion,, how come the USSA - and ISISrael! - ain't picking-up 100% of the tab?

So, far from not "paying its fair share", Europe - if it had any fking sense wouldnt be paying a f'king penny - but rather presenting USSA/ISISrael with the FULL BILL + PENALTIES & !!!CRIMINAL DAMAGES!! for being overrun by the Muslim hordes that these "Wars For A Greater ISISrael" have displaced

And, to add insult to injury, these same f'kers think it might be a good idea to "get it on" with WORLD WAR 3 - totally vaporizing what's left of Europe in the process - by demonizing Putin and goading Russia!!!

So if I happened to be a USSA War-Hawk/NeoCON I'd have to advise: "Quit while you're ahead Donny - dont upset the Kosher Apple-cart - since that's one hell of a "deal" we already got, so "tone down" the rhetoric, dont disturb the cattle, and just STFU while the going's good and the dumb euro-goyim are still going along with the ZIO "Master-Plan" for their ultimate demise"

hestroy's picture

Please take your fucking NATO and get out of Europe. Russia is not our enemy.

FlKeysFisherman's picture

We aren't contributing anything to NATO, our grandchildren and great grandchildren are.

HAHAHA, isn't that funny.


NuYawkFrankie's picture

ZATO's 'Marching Orders' - straight from the horse's mouth:

"Goyim were born only to serve us. Without THAT they have NO place in the world; only to serve the People Of Israel"
- Israeli Sephardic Chief Rabbi Ovadia Josef (10-18-2010)

BritBob's picture

Spending on NATO – Percentage of GDP 2016 - United States, 3.61%. Greece, 2.38%. Britain, 2.21%. Estonia, 2.16%. Poland, 2%. France, 1.78%. Turkey, 1.56%. Norway, 1.54%. Lithuania, 1.49%. Romania, 1.48%. Latvia, 1.45%. Portugal, 1.38%. Bulgaria, 1.35%. Croatia, 1.23%. Albania, 1.21%. Germany, 1.19%. Denmark, 1.17%. Netherlands, 1.17%. (NATO Stats published by CNN 18 July 2016)


Maestro Maestro's picture

Here's my (albeit only verbal) contribution to NATO:

FUCK the Americans and FUCK the United States of America.

pacrim888's picture

Le Pen will take France out of NATO like during the 60's.

pacrim888's picture

Le Pen will take France out of NATO like during the 60's in less than a year.

coast1's picture

hello author of this story.....its the rothchilds you idiot....damn, it sucks when articles like this come up form an author who knows NOTHING>   ever heard of world wars where rothchilds financed both sides?   never mind. you are not learned enough to understand.

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GreatUncle's picture

Oh we paid in full ... your corruption siphoned of how much?

Thordoom's picture

No matter how expensive it would be, US will pay. NATO is the most important organization of them since it covers neocons crimes around the world. Without this filthy terrorist organization US would't be able to bring the " peace and prosperity" to other nations ya know.

coast1's picture

infowars: DHS memo says start builing the wall...lol......to keep "them" out, or "us" in...I see no orders ending money progams for the illegals, and the illegals can get over a wall...call me when there are arrests and deportations and end of welfare for illegals. 

turing's picture

It is in the US interest for Europe to host WWIII. The Europeans are as they have always been, intelliigent mentally ill children. In WWII Germany was far and away the most technologically advanced country in the world but totally bat shit bonkers. The Russians did not have to steal German technology, Germany built it, paid for it and dumped it all over the USSR. Rather than find a psychologist for this western penis of Asia, let them turn it into one big theme park. Europeland.

Duty Chief's picture

"It is in the US interest for Europe to host WWIII."  Bravo.  Succinctly stated.  Exactly the same as WWII.  You destroy the manufacturing capability of the world and, voila, US resrurgence.  I am sure someone is planning it this way.

wherewasi's picture

1)  Dump NATO

2) Move he UN to Sparks, NE

Flankspeed60's picture

Aw, man. What did Sparks, Nevada ever do to you?

baldknobber's picture

Europe is the spoiled brat child who goes around bitching about how much they hate their Daddy and how much better off they will be when they are on their own, all while driving around in the new car Daddy bought them and going to the best private school. Eventually ,Daddy will be gone and they will wind up fighting each other in about 15 years

Stan Smith's picture

We simply need to reduce our contribution to NATO.    Even if all we did was reduce our GPD% contribution -- TO WHAT ALMOST ALL OF THEM ARE DOING (which as of now is a 'goal' of 2%) -- it would create a huge hole in the NATO budget.

Which would result in either all the other countries contributing more (not holding my breath on that one), or NATO becoming less relevant that it already is (more likely).  

Regardless of how one feels about NATO (and my guess is, in these boards it's not positive),  it clearly isnt designed for the modern world as it's currently constructed.  

Incurring our overt indebtedness is hugely problematic, but even more misguided when we're throwing money at other countries that dont care for us to begin with.  

WarPony's picture

Now let's see the chart showing which Nations lost the most soldiers or civilians when fighting the zio-wars, 'cause that's the measure of true "treasure."  And, FUCK YOU BRUSSELS, and FUCK the zionista horse you rode in on, and its mother too.

Cutter's picture

NATO should have been dissolved at the same time as the Warsaw Pact.  Its express  purpose and structure was designed solely to deter the Soviet Union.  It performed admirably in this role.  But today, its mere existence is creating conflict, not deterring it.  Its now used by the border states near Russia, to absolve them of friendly relations with their gigantic neighbor.  They wrap themselves in the American flag and then let flow their historic hatreds, perpetuating a cycle of antagonism that goes back to medieval rivalries between ancient Kings and Tsars.  Its not good for anyone and stokes the fires of future conflict.  

If, as the Neocons desperately want, we end up in a war with Russia, if there is anyone left on the planet to write a history, the historian will write that not dissolving NATO was the single event of the wartorn 20th century, that guaranteed that legacy of devestation was carried into the 21st century.  Trump was right to call out NATO as a 21st century anachronism that needs to be remedied.

Dominus Ludificatio's picture

The US is forcing those F35 planes down their throat.

baldknobber's picture

What is the point of having vassal states if you can't make them buy your shitty hardware?

northern vigor's picture

I would also like a chart that shows where budgets are spent buying military arms. Whose domestic industries benefit the most compared to what they spend. 

Gyges's picture

NATO is forcing Greece to be "allies" with the Ottomans (also known as Turks) and their satellite Albania. Our dear allies, that daily threaten national sovereignty and are the tip of the spear of Islam in Europe. NATO is an organization completely against the interests of every European.