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Message Subject US won’t ‘automatically’ play defender role for Europe anymore – Merkel
Poster Handle Cynical Realist
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Europe and the US have been sharing common values for decades, but the former shouldn’t count on American military assistance any longer and should look towards other power centers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has argued.

It is 30 years since the end of the Cold War revealed “a new narrative of global power distribution,” Merkel told lawmakers in Berlin. “There is a military and economic superpower, the USA,” which Europe has been tied up with “through a system of values,” she said.

Despite all the differences, “there is still the commonality between us,” the chancellor admitted, but warned against setting one’s hopes too high when it comes to the future of US-Europe ties.

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She wants her own European army anyway.
 Quoting: keybored

Well good luck with that... As of summer last year only a third yes THIRD of Germany`s war machine was functional.

Typhoon jets: 39 of 128
Tornado jets: 26 of 93
CH-53 transport helicopters: 16 of 72
NH-90 transport helicopters: 13 of 58
Tigre attack helicopters: 12 of 62
A400M transport aircraft: 3 of 15
Leopard 2 tanks: 105 of 224
Frigates: 5 of 13
Submarines: 0 out of 6

There last Submarine was run aground due to incompetence...

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 Quoting: Cynical Realist

We are not talking a German army. Hers will include soldiers from all European countries.
 Quoting: keybored

I know..... But what an example to set eh!!

So with this EU army, she will `shirt tail` the whole thing...but I guess with a third functioning army she will want Germany to be on the `head` of it.
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