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NATO warns EU leaders on defense cooperation
Associated Press ^
| Dec 19, 2013 2:07 PM EST
| Raf Casert
Posted on 12/19/2013 11:29:41 AM PST by Olog-hai
NATO called on European Union leaders Thursday to work on improving their defense cooperation in the face of dwindling military budgets or face American disengagement.
British Prime Minister David Cameron came straight from World War Is battlefields in western Belgium to tell a summit of the 28 EU leaders to stand together to meet new defense challenges, even as he rejected pooling resources under a common EU flag. [
Still, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told the leaders to move swiftly since the United States might be inclined to weaken its military relationship, which dates back almost a century to World War I.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: euarmy; europeanunion; eussr; france; germany; nato; russia; unitedkingdom
posted on 12/19/2013 11:29:41 AM PST
The costly U.S. defense umbrella has protected Western Europeans since 1945 from first the Eastern Bloc, and today the Russian Federation. Europe has also disproportionately profited from the huge, open U.S. economy. These factors have given Europeans the luxury of experimenting in all manner of government waste, inefficiency and moral relativity, from wind farms to free health care to 30-hour work weeks to 30-day vacations and gay marriage.
Sadly, the American Left views Europe as a model without acknowledging the fact that without the U.S. Europeans would all be speaking either German or Russian.
posted on 12/19/2013 12:17:10 PM PST
by Brad from Tennessee
(A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
posted on 12/19/2013 5:29:33 PM PST
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