Latest EU Attempt to Duplicate NATO

On 11 December 2017, the Council adopted a decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), less than a month after receiving a joint notification by member states of their intention to participate. The 25 member states participating in PESCO are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. On 13 November 2017, ministers from 23 member states signed a joint notification on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and handed it over…

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USS Donald Cook Arrives in Cobh

March 21,, 2017 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Cobh, Ireland, March 21, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Irish relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous European region. The ship’s presence in the north Atlantic Ocean is a demonstration of continued commitment to the collective security of the European region. “Donald Cook has been looking forward to this port visit for a long time. Many of our crew can trace their family roots back to Ireland.…

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