When only 8% of their Air Force can actually fly
The German magazine Spiegel recently revealed that most of the Luftwaffe’s—the modern German air force’s—128 Eurofighter Typhoons are not flightworthy.
In fact, only about ten of the aircraft are ready for operations, Spiegel said. This raises doubts about Germany’s ability to meet its NATO defense commitments.
Folks, America is 20 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT, and a rather large chunk of our military budget goes to protecting and helping our "allies" in Europe. I wonder how much money could be saved if we simply kept an airbase or two to use as a refueling point, and told them that they can now protect themselves?
Or better yet, move all our shit to Poland, where they're actually serious about protecting themselves? And might give us one hell of a discount on land for our bases?
When Trump talks about how our NATO allies aren't keeping up their side of the bargain, he's not joking.