EU defense cooperation: How will/should be PESCO used?

This is still just a beginning for PESCO, but in your opinion how should be PESCO used, what would you perceive as a success and what would be a failure? Read few comments.

Military exercise at the Zaragoza Air Base. Credit: European Union, 2017

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Zapad 2017: What are Russia’s strategic objectives

Read few comments. Russian-Belarusian military exercise  Zapad-2017 takes place from September 14.
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Terrorism , defense budgets… What to expect from NATO meeting (with Trump)?

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Brexit: Britain-EU security and defense cooperation will (somehow) continue

Britain is leaving the EU, but of course stays in NATO. But what kind of impact Brexit may have on UK-EU defence and military relations especially taking into account possible deeper EU defence integration? Read few comments.

British and Estonian soldiers. Credit: army.mod.uk

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US may moderate its commitment to NATO. What does it mean?

SecDef James Mattis said NATO allies must pay more or US will moderate its commitment.

US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: www.nato.int

US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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Does Afghanistan need more foreign troops?

US commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson was talking about stalemate in Afghanistan, about the need for few thousands more troops. There are still more than 13 000 NATO soldiers, including 8 400 US troops, deployed to Afghanistan. Mainly in the framework of training mission Resolute Support.

General John Nicholson (Commander Resolute Support) with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit:

General John Nicholson (Commander Resolute Support) with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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EU and Trump: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst?

I know it is pretty hard to assess what might Donald Trump do in the White House but it seems that his rhetoric (and some people who are around him) suggests he is hardly the biggest fan of the EU. So what should EU do now, to hope for the best and prepare for the worst? And what could be the best and what the worst scenario? Read few comments.

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