Ex-US Army Europe Commander Suggests Establishment of ‘Military Schengen’ Zone

Former US Chief of the Army in Europe Ben Hodges said that the European Union will create a “military Schengen zone to facilitate the crossing of NATO convoys across all borders.”

Hodges’ comments came in response to analysts who said Europe needed to invest in military logistics to ensure a credible deterrent and defense.

According to Hodges, the EU lacks rail cars to carry armored vehicles or bridges and wide tunnels to cope with modern wars. He said diplomatic action was needed to create a “military Schengen area” that would allow NATO convoys “to cross borders as easily as apple trucks.”

It is noteworthy that the Schengen area currently includes 26 countries, “22 countries from the European Union, in addition to Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.”

Source: News

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