UK would jeopardise military standing by leaving EU, says German minister

Thomas de Maizière says David Cameron seems not to have recognised profound defence implications of move Britain’s standing as a leading military power with the ability to influence events beyond its own borders will be jeopardised if the country leaves the European Union, the German minister of defence has warned. In an interview with the Guardian , Thomas de Maizière insisted the defence implications for Britain, Europe and Nato would be profound, and said this was an aspect of the argument David Cameron did not appear to have recognised.

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Afghanistan: we must reach out to insurgents, says defence secretary – video

Philip Hammond says that as British troops withdraw from Afghanistan, Nato allies must embrace insurgents who renounce violence

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