EU boosts ships, planes for border mission

The EU is proactively acting alone outside of NATO and, although it’s too early to tell, we could be looking at the beginning foundation and formation of an EU Army. The immigration crisis gives it the perfect cover for projecting power in the same way protecting strategic interests from ‘piracy’ does for China and Iran.

 

European Union leaders have pledged to double the size of the EU’s Mediterranean border operation Triton, tripling its budget and offering ships and aircraft to try to halt the migrant deaths.

Triton has four planes, one helicopter and seven ships in the Mediterranean on what is a border management mission, not a search and rescue operation.

While its assets will swell, the scope of the mission will not change anytime soon.

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