Doug and Elliot Oti brought up the subject of European free riding in the comment’s to Doug’s latest post.
Let me pose this hypothetical. After his landslide win in 2004, president Kuichinik, slashes the US military budget to a third of its current size.
Do you think the European countries would feel compelled to raise their own military expenditure? A huge or a modest increase? (Or perhaps they’d cut their militaries?) How would their security policies be affected?
For what reasons would they do whatever you think they’d do?
What should they do, i.e what would – if this were to happen – be in their best interest?