September 27 2017
The new Dutch government plans to spend another 1.5 billion euros (US$1.8 billion) on defense, reports the NL Times.
Two-thirds of those funds are intended for catching up on overdue maintenance, with the balance to go towards investment, unnamed sources told the Telegraaf newspaper (Amsterdam).
There has been broad agreement by most Dutch political parties that the armed forces need more money.
Recent reports have exposed major equipment maintenance and deployability...
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