In order to achieve a combined European military, small groups of countries whose militaries work together can be used as “building blocks” of a pan-European military power.(Joern Haufe/Getty Images)
In order to achieve a combined European military, small groups of countries whose militaries work together can be used as “building blocks” of a pan-European military power.
(Joern Haufe/Getty Images)

Germany Outlines New Strategy for a European Army

October 14, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
German plans include forming a combined air force with the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.
 

Rather than create a European army all at once, Germany should focus on building it bit by bit, according to a paper published this month by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (kaf). Germany should develop “islands of cooperation”—small groups of countries whose militaries work together—that can be used as “building blocks” of a pan-European military power, it wrote.

To dedicated Trumpet readers, this should sound very familiar. It is exactly what we described Germany doing in the August print edition of the Trumpet. Now you can read it in black and white, from a think tank that describes itself as “closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (cdu)”the party of Angela Merkel.

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