EU permanent military headquarters proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker - UPI.com
UPI reports: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed on Wednesday
the EU establish a military headquarters to build toward a permanent
common defense force.
Juncker made the comments in Strasbourg, France, during the annual state
of the union address, which was partly devoted to the United Kingdom's
decision to leave the EU following the 'Brexit' vote. He said the U.K.'s
departure should increase the necessity for greater European
cooperation in defense."
Comment: We all know that NATO is the most successful military alliance in history. Why then does the EU leader think his organization needs a military wing? Wouldn't an EU military wing undermine the Western alliance by diverting funds away from NATO and dividing the loyalties of member countries? Who benefits from such an arrangement? More importantly, what does it mean for the grater Euro-Med region?