Bush Is Happy to See Europe Toughen Up
Byline: Andrew Woodcock
President George W Bush, does not 'have a problem with' proposals for a joint European Union military force, so long as it does not undermine Nato, his National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said yesterday.
There has been concern in Washington for some time that the EU states had allowed their military capability to decline, and the US was happy to see efforts to improve it, she said.
Ms Rice also sought to calm European worries over the development of the National Missile Defence 'missile shield' - nicknamed Son of Star Wars - designed to protect the US against attack by so-called rogue states.
She insisted that the …
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Publication information: Article title: Bush Is Happy to See Europe Toughen Up. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: February 24, 2001. Page number: 7. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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