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European Military Decay

10:04 AM, Oct 12, 2005 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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The Financial Times reports that "two of NATO's most respected retired generals will on Wednesday issue a stinging indictment of European military capabilities…and argue that European leaders have 'lacked the political will' to improve military capabilities." Of course, this indictment isn't a surprise. From Desert Storm to Afghanistan, the qualitative gap between the US and European armed forces has been growing rapidly.