US undersecretary suggests military sharing in face of defence cuts

American State Department undersecretary Philip Gordon has suggested sharing regional military forces as a way to deal with ongoing defence cuts. Speaking in Prague in the fourth round of a “strategy dialogue” between the United States and the Czech Republic, Mr Gordon said that regional groups of countries, such as the Visegrad Four, could share aircraft for example. Collective defence, he said, and the sharing of military capacities will be one of the themes of the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago.