Attackers struck 'the Capital of Europe' but Europe can't strike back
March 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
The attacks in Brussels on Tuesday struck at the heart of the European Union, with blasts targeting the international airport and a metro station in the shadow of the glass- and-steel government buildings that is home to thousands of lawmakers from 28 countries.
But in the wake of the attacks, many questioned the effectiveness of the union’s response.
Despite promised action to weed out extremist groups across member states, EU doesn’t have a military force or, seemingly, the ability to share intelligence and prevent attacks. Furthermore, the union seems to be fraying at the edges, with some member states debating an exit. Read more…