Tuesday, November 14, 2017
WTF? UK Will Be Supportive of an EU Army
The British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, says Britain is “supportive” of a European Union deal laying the foundations of an EU army.
Foreign ministers from 23 EU nations signed a letter today pledging to jointly develop defense capabilities, invest in joint projects, and boost the operational readiness of their armed forces.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini described
the formal notification of Permanent Structured Cooperation as a "historic moment in European defense".
“We'll be looking at the new European plans for defense and security cooperation,” Johnson said at a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
“We're there like a flying buttress to support the cathedral and we think there is a lot of promise in the ideas and we will be backing them up," the foreign secretary said.
There is some positive to this in that an EU army would be a challenge to NATO presence in the region but a multi-national army is much too tempting of a force to use in muscling smaller countries.
Better the muscle comes from an EU army than the US-influenced NATO, but much preferred is no multi-national forces.
(via The Telegrapgh)
at 6:12 PM