French defense official echoes Gates’ warning to NATO

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, June 10, 2011.

From the AP:  A top French defense official is echoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ warning that NATO’s survival is at risk because of Europe’s military cutbacks.

Jean-Francois Bureau, inspector general of France’s military, said Wednesday the imbalance in capabilities between the U.S. and Europe was so pronounced that “it is now preventing the development of operations and the interoperability we need to have.”  (photo: Getty)

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