In May, EU defence ministers unveiled plans for 13 rotating battle groups, each consisting of about 1,500 troops. The intention is to create a military force to act on EU mandates.
If called upon, the elite forces could be dispatched to crisis points within the EU and up to 2,500 miles beyond its borders.
They are intended to act as rapid peacekeeping and peacemaking forces that would prepare the ground for longer term operations by organisations such as...
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