This one is for all the Europeans on the forum. I'm interested in how Europeans view their militaries. Do you find there is a great deal of respect for militaries? Do you respect the soldiers? What kind of person is the average soldier?
I have heard it been argued that the EU will only be recognized the Europe power if and when there is a European Army--that is, Polish, French, and Slovakian enlisted soldiers operating under Belgian officers, for example. What are your thoughts on this?