Another symptom of the problem is the lively debate on the strategic value of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to be concluded between the United States and the European Union. Some argue that the agreement is the last chance to consolidate the transatlantic link in a way that binds the two sides as strategic partners in a sustainable way and thus has an effect on the security of a trade agreement. Others argue that Europe`s strategic concerns are better able to respond with a regional approach to security and point out that the countries of the North, Eastern Europeans and the countries of the South of the EU are the most competent, the most natural and therefore the most able to secure their neighbourhoods. This budget covers the operating and maintenance costs of NATO`s command structure. It consists of more than 35 separate sub-budgets, funded by contributions from The Allies` national defence budgets (in most countries) according to agreed costs. It is overseen by the Committee on Budgets (with representatives of all NATO member countries) and implemented by the various budget holders. In all cases, the provision of military personnel remains a nationally funded responsibility. The army`s budget for 2020 is 1,550.8 million euros. In an obvious attempt to allay Mr. Trump`s concerns about how much the United States is paying, NATO announced in late November that it had agreed to reduce the U.S.
government`s contribution to the direct budget. Under the new agreement, Germany and the United States will also pay 16% of NATO`s central budget, while the United States has already contributed 22% (more than any other member). The agreement would mean that European allies, Turkey and Canada would contribute more to the $2.5 billion annual budget to manage the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters, international personnel and NATO-led military assets. Under the new regime, the U.S. contribution will gradually decrease to 16%. In August 1995, after the Srebrenica genocide, a two-week NATO bombing campaign, Operation Deliberate Force, began against the Republika Srpska army.  New NATO airstrikes helped end the Yugoslav wars, leading to the Dayton Accords in November 1995.  As part of this agreement, NATO sent a UN-mandated peacekeeping force as part of Operation Joint Endeavor, known as IFOR.