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Unformatted text preview: This article shows that there is an extreme need for the EU to fully create and equip a common defense force that can go out and perform the tasks that the EU sees necessary to maintain peace. They can no longer just rely on NATO because their interests are going different ways. This also shows that the EU still has quite a way to go in creating this force and getting it to the point where they can easily deploy it. This force is necessary for the well being of the member states, instead of just one or two going in and performing the operations the burden is distributed amongst the members....
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- Spring '11