Under the radar, so to speak, but the EU has formed its own military coalition. It doesn't replace NATO but it gives the EU an alternative in case the US is too busy protecting us from gardeners and hotel maids to assist in a European emergency. Unclear as to whether or not the UK will be joining or if the coalition will have its own seat at NATO's table.
PARIS (Reuters) - A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent’s borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the 10th country to join, amid calls by French President Emmanuel Macron for a “real European army”.
Germany, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal have all given their green light for the French-led move. It will see members collaborate on planning, on the analysis of new military and humanitarian crises, and on eventual military responses to those crises.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-euro ... SKCN1NC291
Don't look at me, I just work here.