European Union—New Rapid Response Force Under Consideration

Reuters | 05/06/2021

The European Union is mulling the creation of a joint rapid response force, reports Reuters. Fourteen member states have proposed the establishment of a brigade of 5,000 troops, potentially including ships and aircraft, that could quickly intervene in international crises, with an eye on assisting foreign democratic governments who seek assistance, said a senior E.U. official. The 14 countries are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, France, Ireland, Italy,...

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