Why is the German European anti-aircraft shield a terrible failure for France?

On August 29, in Prague, the German Chancellor Olaf Sholz announced the launch of an initiative centered around Germany for the constitution of an anti-aircraft shield in Europe. It took less than two months for German diplomacy to give substance to this initiative. Indeed, on October 13, Germany as well as 14 other European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia and Slovenia) , have jointly signed a declaration of intent aimed at giving birth to the “European Sky Shield” programme. This undeniable success of Berlin will probably make it possible to considerably strengthen the anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense capabilities...

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The new ambitions of European Structured Permanent Cooperation

The Permanent Structured European Cooperation, or PESCO, is undeniably one of the major advances obtained in the field of Defense within the European Union. Launched in December 2017, it allows European industrialists and political actors to cooperate to develop new programs, whether purely technological or industrial, with the aim of avoiding the multiplication of similar programs within the European Union, and therefore expenditure deemed irrelevant because it is redundant between members. The first list of projects was presented on March 6, 2018, and focused above all on support programs, in the field of training, simulation,…

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Poland ready to pay majority of costs to receive US forces on its soil

President Trump's decision to withdraw 12.000 of the 37.000 men permanently deployed in Germany in order to pressure Berlin for its lack of investment in NATO, continues to cause controversy in the United States, or the measure is at least unpopular especially within the Pentagon. It must be said that the costs of this redeployment, half of the personnel returning to the United States and the other half being redeployed to Belgium and Italy, are very likely to cut into the American Defense budget well beyond what the construction of the anti-immigration wall on the border with Mexico. According to the secretary at...

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After Poland, Latvia offers to pay for US troops on its soil

Through the voice of its Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Latvia has made it known that it is ready to welcome some of the 9500 American soldiers whose withdrawal from Germany was announced by President Trump a few years ago. weeks, just days after Polish President Andrzej Duda did the same during his official visit to Washington to meet with President Trump. Unlike his Polish counterpart, however, Artis Pabriks, the Latvian minister, made a point of not offending his German ally, specifying that this offer was only made...

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