European Community: And Now, a Euroarmy

And Now, a Euroarmy

With the cold war over, it hardly seems time to start building an all-new army in Europe. Yet France and Germany are doing just that. President Francois Mitterrand and Chancellor Helmut Kohl last week proposed the creation of an all-European army, starting with a small Franco-German brigade that is already in existence and eventually comprising troops from all the nine nations in the Western European Union. Staunch Atlanticists initially opposed the idea: British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd called it an unnecessary "duplication" of NATO. But others, including the U.S. -- which is not a member of the WEU and thus has...

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