England, the country that birthed the greatest missionary endeavors in history and gave the world the King James Bible is standing alone against an attempt by the European Union to form their own standing army to enforce border control and stand against Russian aggression. The announcement of the EU army came from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who earlier this year launched a proposal to establish what he called a Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). At first, the proposal seems innocuous enough; indeed the name itself suggests something akin to NATO, which was formed during the Cold War to provide a unified defense pact between the United States and Western Europe against Soviet aggression.

However, unlike NATO which consists of various armies by individual member nations, the CSDP calls for more than mere cooperation. Instead, Juncker is calling for all members to provide money and resources for an army that would be under the command of the EU. Germany, one of the strongest members of the EU has signaled it is fully on board with the new army. Responding to Juncker’s proposal, German Defense Minister, Ursual von der Leyen said Germany needs to strengthen defense cooperation in order to help the continent quickly respond to outside threats that may emerge. Leyen said the EU army, that would be under the command of Brussels, is one of Germany’s “long-term goals.” FULL REPORT