Thursday, September 12, 2019
Danmark ASW I.
"Earlier this year, the US slammed Denmark for not spending enough on defence. According to the US ambassador, despite the fact that Denmark is to increase its defence budget to 1.5 percent of its GDP by 2023, this is a far cry from the in 2014 NATO agreement that sets the bar at 2 percent."
ASW = Anti-Submarine-Warfare. Denmark to the rescue? Thanks to Sputnik.
"Denmark Vamps Up Navy, Prepares to Hunt Submarines"
"For the first time in 14 years, Denmark is getting ready for submarine hunts. The nation's capacity will be upped in both the Baltic and the Arctic."
"As part of the recent decision by the Danish parliament to beef up defense spending, the Nordic nation's 'commitment to anti-submarine warfare will be drastically bolstered, the Ingeniøren trade newspaper reported.'"
THE GREENLAND-ICELAND-UNITED KINGDOM gap [GIUK].
Denmark as a constituent member of NATO bearing partial responsibility for ASW GIUK. Russian submarines in a time of war the target obviously. That increase in defense spending apparently a GOAL and not a MUST meet requirement. 2 % is all that is asked. And does anyone doubt that the Danes would not be increasing their defense if Don of the USA had not applied pressure?