EU Commission President: Europe Needs Just One Kind Of Tank, Helicopter

Posted December 12, 2016 at 3:57am

Popular Mechanics reports that “the chief of the European Union’s executive branch said Friday he wants to streamline defense procurement and industries in member states to make them more efficient and less dependent on U.S. military protection.”

“European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that even before Donald Trump’s election as president, the United States had made clear it expects NATO members in Europe to beef up their own defenses.”

“Speaking at a conference marking the 25th anniversary of the treaty that created the EU, Juncker said he thinks the best way to accomplish that would be a standardized defense industry.”