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Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Postby 3.14 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:24 pm

BERLIN — An idea, once unthinkable, is gaining attention in European policy circles: a European Union nuclear weapons program.

Under such a plan, France’s arsenal would be repurposed to protect the rest of Europe and would be put under a common European command, funding plan, defense doctrine, or some combination of the three. It would be enacted only if the Continent could no longer count on American protection.


SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/worl ... p=cur&_r=1
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Re: Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Postby dls » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:15 pm

Given Trumps unthinkable trumps and t etime scales and e size of the issues, it would be sensible for Europe to make plans which provide for all possibilities.

Many plans are properly made with no expectation that they will ever be needed.
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Re: Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Postby atticus » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:19 pm

And many kites are flown without ever becoming policy.
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Re: Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Postby shootist » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:47 pm

3.14 wrote:
BERLIN — An idea, once unthinkable, is gaining attention in European policy circles: a European Union nuclear weapons program.

Under such a plan, France’s arsenal would be repurposed to protect the rest of Europe and would be put under a common European command, funding plan, defense doctrine, or some combination of the three. It would be enacted only if the Continent could no longer count on American protection.


SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/worl ... p=cur&_r=1


France give away control of it's nuclear arsenal? Another possibility I don't need to worry about.
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Re: Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Postby miner » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:56 pm

dls wrote:Given Trumps unthinkable trumps and t etime scales and e size of the issues, it would be sensible for Europe to make plans which provide for all possibilities.

Many plans are properly made with no expectation that they will ever be needed.


Europe, yes, but emphatically NOT the EU. But I'd have the thing run with the Brits and the Germans in charge, and exclude the French from any administrative involvement in it.
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Re: Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:44 pm

I'm sure the French will give your suggestion that their Force de Dissuasion should be run by the British and Germans the consideration it deserves, miner.
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Re: Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Postby 3.14 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:53 pm

They don't have to give it away. The French can do exactly what the Americans are doing.
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Re: Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:56 pm

Exactly the same as the Americans? You mean elect an extremist blonde with shady links to the Russians?
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