I stumbled upon this article, dated April 14 2016, titled "Germany Is Taking Over the Dutch Army".
The article says that
Huge portions of the Dutch military are being merged with the German Army, a process that many want to see rolled out across the whole Continent. Two of the Netherland’s three combat brigades have officially begun the process of joining the Bundeswehr.
This is a revolutionary change, not just for the Netherlands, but for Europe and, in time, the world. It is paving the way for a newly capable German-led military force.
The two nations are also extending this partnership to the sea. Germany and the Netherlands will share the Dutch Navy’s largest and most expensive ship, the Karel Doorman.
The same site has other articles about this same subject.
For example this article titled "Germany Is Building a European Army Before Your Eyes" (dated August 11th, 2014) says that
The Dutch Army is made up of three brigades, plus support staff and Special Forces. On June 12, one of those brigades, the 11th Airmobile, officially joined the German Army.
This was the first time ever that European country has handed part of its army over to another country. “Never before has a state renounced this elementary and integral part of its sovereignty,” wrote Die Welt’s political editor, Thorsten Jungholt.
Now, Germany is making it clear that this was not an isolated event. Instead, it is a pattern Germany intends to follow as it absorbs more units from foreign militaries. “Germany is driving the European Army Project” was the title of Jungholt’s Die Welt article.
And this article (undated), titled "Under Construction" says (emphasis added):
And beginning in 2014, the Dutch military’s advance guard will be commanded by Germans. The Dutch will no longer begin a war without German permission.
From this last article I noticed however that this is some kind of a religious publication, as the article says things like
The prophecies of the book of Revelation are being fulfilled before our eyes. Or, to put it another way, history is repeating itself. Germany is returning to its role as the premier military power in Europe.
Considering that these articles are now some years old but there has not been much news about Germany "building a European Army", I am thinking that this is either fake news or that the subject matter is being exaggerated.
- Have large portions of the Dutch armed forces been placed under German control?
- If yes, is it correct that "The Dutch will no longer begin a war without German permission"?