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Britain, France plan joint military force

Britain and France are to create joint rapid deployment military units to be used in jungle, desert and mountain operations, the Financial Times reported. The Anglo-French plan is part of a strategy by Paris and London to beef up Europe’s defence and for the European Union to take on more responsibility in promoting world stability, the British business daily said. The initiative, which will be presented this week to the European Union’s political and security ambassadors, sets out a timetable describing how and where the new units will conduct missions, the FT reported. The paper said that diplomats had insisted the Anglo-French plan would not compete with NATO. Full Story

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