Sarkozy and Cameron Draft War Plans
February 18, 2012 • 1:24AM

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron met in Paris Friday to speed up the agenda of the new entente cordiale military alliance. According to a Press Association wire, the two heads of government "want to put in place the rapidly deployable headquarters following joint working in Libya." They also "agreed to push ahead with the next phase of plans to build a new generation of pilotless 'fighter drone' aircraft."

Speaking at a press conference in the Elysée alongside of Sarkozy, Cameron said: "I don't think that there has been closer French-British co-operation at any time since the Second World War, not just in Libya but also on the vital issues of Syria, Iran, Somalia, and defense cooperation."

The "real and substantial" cooperation on defense discussed, will cover not only the new command center and drone production, but also nuclear weapons, Cameron said. He added: "The defense cooperation is real, it is substantial, it is going to make a big difference to the military capabilities of both Britain and France. We are similar-sized powers, with similar-sized armed forces, with similar ambitions. It is partly about new capacity.... It is also about operational capacity and ability to take action together. And it also covers the most sensitive defense areas of all, including of course the nuclear issue. It is, I think, a real breakthrough that we have made over the last two years and we are determined to keep pushing this forward."