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Should the EU have its own army?
An EU army would be incredibly difficult to establish and manage.
Deployment and command of an EU army would be extremely difficult.
It would be unclear what treaty-obligations the EU Army would have.
It is highly unlikely that a significant majority of member states would agree to engage in conflict in another region.
Many EU member states lack the military capacity needed to form an army.
Europe has an unnecessarily large number of weapon systems which will cause logistical issues.
A standing army could be managed in a similar manner to existing policies such as under the
Common Security and Defence Policy
Many other countries are able to manage military alliances.
A policy being hard to implement is not a valid criticism of the policy itself.
Most European countries are already
harmonising their armed forces
and are constantly
improving their compatibility
in weapon systems.