France-U.K. Defense Treaty: Shotgun Wedding or Strategic Union?

It would be easy to dismiss the French-U.K. defense pact signed yesterday as a shotgun wedding between two second-tier military powers. But it still represents a sea change in military relations between the world’s only two expeditionary militaries outside of the U.S., NATO and perhaps Russia. The areas of cooperation are also significant, because they go to the heart of both countries’ historical military identity — nuclear deterrence and the ability to project force — as well as in the areas that will dominate future security postures, such as satellite and UAV drone development, and cyber security. What’s also striking […]

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