With talk of a #European Union nuclear weapons program this week, many are wondering how far Europe will go to consolidate military power now that they have lost the United State's interest and the United Kingdom's Brexit-destroyed backing.

A nuclear proposal to rival the US

A proposal was put forward on Tuesday that would see #France’s nuclear collection repurposed to protect the whole region and then placed under a common European plan, doctrine or command. Foreign ministers and diplomats from member countries joined forces earlier this week to discuss how the plan may work.

Although no new nations would join the #European nuclear club under such a strategy, the move signal a drastic break with the United States and an unprecedented escalation in the region's collective military power.

It also demonstrates the growing sense of foreboding in the EU now that America is drifting away, and possibly toward a #Russian realignment, and thus changing the shape of postwar, Trumpist Europe.