European defence force would be 'out of its depth' if deployed on numerous fronts, report claims

29/11/2018 | by Christian Mölling, Bastian Giegerich

The Telegraph, November 19, 2018

Category: Security, European Union

A combined European defence force would be “out of its depth” if required to act on several fronts, a report laying bare the continent's military frailties has found. Researchers attempted to pitch the EU’s military ambitions against the actual capabilities of its members by creating a range of scenarios to which they may have to respond.

“The International Institute for Strategic Studies and the German Council on Foreign Relations sought to establish the interventions that could be triggered by the policy, based on sources such as the EU Global Strategy.”

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