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Not that need the same level of resources we had in the Cold War.....

Five European navies rally around Cold War eta Channel Committee - Defense News

COLOGNE, Germany – Senior navy leaders from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands signed a pact on Thursday placing a renewed focus on the English Channel as a key strategic region for NATO.

The agreement effectively re-awakens the dormant “Channel Committee” of the Cold War, which formed the alliance's braintrust for defending the sea lane connecting the North Sea to the Atlantic. The move follows a pattern of recent naval strategizing by European nations to fortify their territorial waters against a hypothetical incursion by Russia.

Channel Committee member nations pledge to “harmonize” their naval acquisition plans, possibly to the point of common procurement, the declaration text reads. Countries also want to ramp up the level of their personnel exchanges and joint training, and move toward honoring service members' professional qualifications across the group.

“The Channel area is the front door to Central Europe and an important gate to the Baltic Sea,” the text states. “It is the critical choke point for the maritime traffic between the United Kingdom and continental Europe.”


Any extra manpower? No?
 
'Member nations pledge to “harmonize” their naval acquisition plans, possibly to the point of common procurement, the declaration text reads. Countries also want to ramp up the level of their personnel exchanges and joint training, and move toward honoring service members' professional qualifications across the group.'
I honestly think this is the way to move forward, commonality, cooperation, and cross training could be beneficial to all nations involved.
 
Do more with the same or less manpower perhaps continues to be the new norm, although next years SDSR could give some tough decisions for joint chiefs.




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Not that need the same level of resources we had in the Cold War.....

Five European navies rally around Cold War eta Channel Committee - Defense News

COLOGNE, Germany – Senior navy leaders from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands signed a pact on Thursday placing a renewed focus on the English Channel as a key strategic region for NATO.

The agreement effectively re-awakens the dormant “Channel Committee” of the Cold War, which formed the alliance's braintrust for defending the sea lane connecting the North Sea to the Atlantic. The move follows a pattern of recent naval strategizing by European nations to fortify their territorial waters against a hypothetical incursion by Russia.

Channel Committee member nations pledge to “harmonize” their naval acquisition plans, possibly to the point of common procurement, the declaration text reads. Countries also want to ramp up the level of their personnel exchanges and joint training, and move toward honoring service members' professional qualifications across the group.

“The Channel area is the front door to Central Europe and an important gate to the Baltic Sea,” the text states. “It is the critical choke point for the maritime traffic between the United Kingdom and continental Europe.”


Any extra manpower? No?


My bold & underlined FFS forget about Russia what about the hordes of illegals crossing virtually daily?
How many migrants have crossed the Channel in 2019?
snip This month, The Daily Telegraph reported that 267 migrants had arrived in the UK across the Channel so far in August, in what has been described as a “summer of chaos”.
And that's just the ones we know about :-(
 

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