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issues from and for policy makers and opinion leaders.
Looking at the facts and the stats can sobering sometimes - especially when yuo count up the men and kit, and think about its condition, and interoperability. Having welcomed in countries from the old Warsaw Pact, NATO looks to have bought into a potential quagmire of troubles with Russian relations. Some have a strong Georgian bias whilst notoriously not having decent equipment, let alone the numbers.
Combat aircraft: 0
Armed Forces:338, 447
Combat aircraft: 324