03 May '12, 12pm

News: Hammond - UK would welcome enhanced defence relationship with Germany

Mr Hammond was hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (German Council on Foreign Relations) in Berlin, and his speech was titled 'Shared Security: Transforming Defence to Face the Future'. In his speech, Mr Hammond explained that, unlike during the Cold War, a defensive crouch posture or 'Fortress Europe' will not meet the needs of national or regional security in this new era. This means intervening beyond the borders of the European Union when necessary. He also emphasised that with the United States beginning to focus on Asia, Germany should join with the UK and France in transforming their armed forces and generate both the military capability and political will to deploy military resources more widely in future in support of NATO, the EU and coalition operations. Mr Hammond, reflecting on changes in Berlin over the past 40 years, said that the re...

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