08 Jan 18

European Defence Agency. (to quote from the Wardroom Bar) which looks like an organisation trying to manage unattainable common security, defence and foreign policies backed by a 60,000 strong rapid reaction rorce which exists only on paper. At the moment it is small and fairly cheap but like all bureaucracies it will surely suffer from financial and organisational creep at a time when we are penny-pinching our way to disaster.