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Benelux Nations Move Toward Joint Military

April 20 2012


The governments of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have decided to significantly increase their joint military capabilities, reports the Netherlands Information Service.

A joint statement was planned for Thursday's NATO meeting in Brussels.

The so-called Northern Group within NATO can jointly train paratroops, air force and acquire common equipment, said Dutch Defense Minister Hans Hillen.

The result will be a largely merged Benelux army, he said.

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