EU Signs Historic Defense Pact as Brexit, Trump Drive Bloc to Cooperate 1 234 567

EU Signs Historic Defense Pact as Brexit, Trump Drive Bloc to Cooperate

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Twenty-three member states of the European Union have signed a historic deal to cooperate more closely on defense.  The pact, known as Permanent Structured Cooperation or PESCO, legally binds its signatories into joint defense projects as well as pledging to increase defense spending and contribute to rapid deployments.The pact includes all EU governments except Britain, which is due to leave the bloc in 2019, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal and Malta.It is backed by a $5.8 billion...

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