French president Macron revives idea of 'true European' army outside NATO

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President of France Emmanuel Macron.

(Worthy News) - French President Emmanuel Macron is once again stoking debate over the need for a Europe-wide military force to defend against an increasingly aggressive Russia, a force that critics fear could undercut and compete with the transatlantic NATO alliance.

Mr. Macron in a radio interview this week voiced the need for a “true European army” to fortify the continent’s eastern borders against an increasingly assertive Russia, as well as to deal with more unlikely threats in the years ahead.

“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Mr. Macron told Europe 1. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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