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Time is right for Europe to play a greater role in defense, French official says

As France jockeys to rejoin the command structure of NATO, a senior French official said Tuesday that, for the first time, conditions were right for Europe to become a more serious player in defense. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, the European affairs minister, said that the United States was more open than ever to a French push for a European Union defense capacity separate from NATO and that previously reluctant former communist EU members in the east were also coming around to the idea. Full Story

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