A Sight on European Defence

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Mrs Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State is said to have “has warned the European members of NATO against making excessive cuts in their defence budgets”, as reported by the European Voice. However I do not know, whether the USA are concerned by the defence cuts and the subsequent reduction of armed forces or if… » read more

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The debate over the consequences of Britain’s Strategic Defence and Security Review has crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached the USA, more precisely, the Lexington Institute, where Mr Daniel Goure has titled a post: “British Defence Cuts May Be a Harbinger of U.S. Military Trends”. Out of his post, I have extracted a paragraph that… » read more

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Usually, when looking at the questions asked by the German Member of the Parliament to their government, I can see that the most irritating party is the left one, named “Die Linke”. It’s normal, as their main status is to belong permanently to the opposition. Their website is here: Die Linke. I apologize, but as… » read more

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On next 19 and 20 November, NATO summit will take place in Lisbon. All the people and media interested in the future of the Alliance are longing forward the conclusions of this summit. But what conclusions? A reduction of the military structure? And so what? The defence budgets of the NATO members exceed the unbelievable… » read more

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Sun Tzu said: Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise: 1. Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral law? 2. Which of the two generals has most ability? 3. With whom lie the advantages derived from… » read more

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Today I received as usually the questions asked by the members of the German Parliament at their government. I would like to underline one of them:it seems that past July a German employee of a private security company was killed in action. They express their concern on the allegations against some NATO-contracted companies, which could… » read more

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Many criticize the EU and its bureaucracy. However the EU have some positive aspects of which some are directly linked with democracy and the free access to information. This is what I did appreciate some days ago, while surfing, I got access to the conclusions of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (which gathers… » read more

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On 9th October, the French Socialist Party held a convention dedicated to foreign policy and intending to delineate the political orientations of the Party in the perspective of 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. The text currently available on the net is not the definitive version and we are waiting for the public release of the… » read more

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Sun Tzu said: The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline. The Moral Law causes the people… » read more

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