European armed forces are turning increasingly to multinational units and training programs to maintain defense capabilities as national militaries downsize. This helps offset downsizings that have been so extensive that entire classes of weapons have been phased out.  A case in point is the Dutch army, which no longer has main battle tanks. It will amend this position by leasing Leopard 2 tanks from Germany so it can contribute a tank company to a German panzer battalion, which will ...


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