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Old 17th Feb 2018, 08:06
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Heathrow Harry
 
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why would they spend on the military?

They have no delusions of Empire or World wide domination (lesson learnt)

The Russian threat is now over 1000 km further east than in the 1980's and there are two large countries in the way

They look at the dreadful bog the US managed to get into in Iraq and Syria and, quite reasonably, think they were wise to stay out

Sure times can change - but how long do you think it would take them to refurb all the kit they have - less than a year .............. and if you think the Russians are going to be on the Oder by end 2018 you've been at the white powder again
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