Dear Fredrik Solvang and NRK. Thank you for exciting debates.
I wonder if you dare to raise the question of what is security today? Can the world defend itself against today's threats with weapons, or make it impossible instead militaryt defend what most people want, namely human security (from disease, distress, poverty, war, environmental and natural disaster…)?
Over NOK 16 billion last year.
SIPRI, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, compiles annual statistics on how much money is spent on defense. Over NOK 16 billion last year. Such high numbers have never existed before, not even at the peak of the previous Cold War.
US military spending is greater than the next 10 countries on the list combined. NATO is by far the world's largest military power – and expanding beyond its original. . .
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