People are expending a lot If money with weapons these days.
I think somewhat I owe @GagHalfrunt a Guaraná.
The last 45% of this article are behind a paywall (and using an archived version to circumvent it didn’t work) so I can only guess at its conclusion…
Is it the idea of an integrated European army? Because France has been proposing this every other decade or so since the early 1950ies. (There are reasons why NATO moved it’s HQ from Paris to Brussels.)
Not that I would be against it per se, as long as it would remain an integrated part of NATO.
Holy shit, five?
But these ships will not sail together at the same time. The aircraft carriers will be spread out on bases throughout the Pacific.