France, Germany and Poland Form EU Combat Group

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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France, Germany and Poland say they have joined forces to form a joint European Union combat group.

The agreement was signed Tuesday in Brussels, four days after Poland assumed the rotating EU presidency.

The EU maintains a rotation of rapid reaction forces, known as battle groups, to be deployed in cases of emergency, although they have not yet been called into action.

The new unit will be known as the Weimar Triangle Combat Group and will become available in 2013.

Poland will command the group and provide a majority of the 1,700 soldiers. Germany will provide logistical support. France will contribute medical support.

Operational command of the unit will be located near Paris, in Mount Valerien, France.