Emmanuel Macron To Launch 10-Nation Military Coalition

I’ll let you be the judge of who France’s new President, Emmanuel Macron, may or may not be, but this certainly piqued my interest:

PARIS — Impatient with German foot-dragging on defense, French President Emmanuel Macron will bring together a 10-nation coalition of the willing next month designed to prepare European armed forces to take action together in emergencies, and to bind Britain into military cooperation as it leaves the EU.

Defense ministers of France, the U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark and Estonia will sign a letter of intent in Paris in June, officials told me, pledging to develop a common strategic culture, share analysis and foresight on trouble spots that may require intervention and work to coordinate their forces for future operations.

  Macron’s European Intervention Initiative





2 thoughts on “Emmanuel Macron To Launch 10-Nation Military Coalition

  1. Estonia is too isolated to be of much help, and too distant to be defensible. The ten will become nine pretty quickly.


  2. We’ll have to wait and see. What we know is that there will be 10. Right now, it’s 10. If that changes, it will be reformed into 10 again.


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