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EU Creating 60,000-strong joint EU military reaction force to police the world's trouble-spots

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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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EU Creating 60,000-strong joint EU military reaction force to police the world's trouble-spots


www.dailymail.co.uk

Britain is willing to provide all our Armed Forces to fight under the EU flag in future wars, a minister has revealed.

Europe Minister Caroline Flint said that every operational unit of the British Army, the Royal Navy and RAF will be on offer as part of an EU 'force catalogue'.

This would help form a 60,000-strong, joint EU military reaction force to police the world's trouble-spots.

Questioned by MPs this week, about Britain's commitment to the controversial plans, she said: 'We are prepared to provide all our forces that are suitable for operations within the EU level of action.'

This suggested that the entire Army, Navy and RAF will be put at the EU's disposal - with the likely exception of Trident submarines carrying Britain's nuclear deterrent missiles.
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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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The Ministry of Defense has been insisting that U.S. forces would remain under UK control. And Miss Flint has repeatedly stressed that Britain was 'willing', but not extremely committed, to offering all "the forces" - and would judge each EU-led operation on a case-by-case basis.

"They are national forces and will always remain so", she remarked.

Tory MP James Clappison (member of the European Scrutiny Committee) cautioned that her remarks may have exposed the Government's agenda & their collective attitude. "Under Labour, Britain has an ever-deeper commitment to EU common defence, and many in the EU want a common army", he said.

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