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Germany accused of defence deficiencies by UK report

4th May 2012 - 09:15 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The House of Lords EU Committee has warned that Europe’s member states must ‘pull their weight’ to align their defence capabilities in light of the US declaration that its priorities now lie in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Referring to this as ‘America’s wake-up call to Europe’, the committee described as ‘urgent’ EU improvement in its defence capabilities in order to ensure that it can deploy a greater proportion of its armed forces when needed.

The paper, ‘European Defence Capabilities: Lessons from the Past, Signposts for the Future’ was released on 4 May and called for a more ‘collective defence’ across the

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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