According to a report by Roland Berger, Nato forces have endured drastic cuts over the past decade and a half.
There was a 75 percent decline in main battle tank numbers since 2000 in the militaries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom . Are these cuts wise in the face of a resurgent Russia and a growing threat from ISIS? Read more on the Independent.
This chart shows armed forces reductions among selected Nato members 2000/2013.
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