A Sight on European Defence

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Today I’m back on this weblog to share with you the H. Schmidt’s concerns on future Bundeswehr. Die Zeit published on its website a video in which H. Schmidt expresses his concerns. According to him, professional defence forces recruit mainly among the lower classes of the society, thus not reflecting the society. To explore further… » read more

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As usual the House of Commons offered on 2nd November a very rich and dense debate on the ins and outs of the treaties signed between France and the United Kingdom at the occasion of the summit. I warmly recommend you to pay a visit to the video of the debate, that you will reach… » read more

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After a post on the point one of Sun Tzu’s quote your can read here below, I will try to analyze the idea of general’s ability. 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… » 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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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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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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In the perspective of the development of European Defence (I prefer to precise: in the long term, very long term perspective of…), some comparisons are regularly made on the different conditions or limitations to the use of armed forces on national soil. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/IyYj2QBpj8s” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This is the focal point of a… » read more

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