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The plan for a European Union army appears to be an idea doomed
to fail. Its failure, however, could pave the way for closer European defense
cooperation centered on Germany. More likely, the push for an integrated
European army will lead, somewhat paradoxically, to a renationalization of
defense. Any such effort will have to rely heavily on NATO, and therefore on
the alliance's strongest European military, Great Britain.
Professor Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
For several months, the European Union has been at work overhauling its defense and security strategy. During their June 2015 summit in Brussels, EU leaders assigned this task to the community’s chief of diplomacy. The European Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EGS) is due to be presented at the EU summit in June 2016....
General Stanislaw Koziej