EU Debates of Attrition: A Slow Death for Europe's 'Rapid Reaction Force'?




In 2010, the second Headline Goal for the establishment of a European rapid reaction force expired. As 2011 is christened with the violence of flash mobs and collapsing governments, will we find Europe’s rapid reaction capability - through the creation of a European defence force - the nearing reality? Origins of the European Defence Force A decade ago, the Council of the European Union agreed that Europe needed autonomous European defence forces to deal with international crises...
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