Germany has been America's preferred European ally for a very long time. Even during the War, Washington could not wait to resume normal service, and duly did so as soon as possible. White Americans are more German than anything else, whereas there has been very little migration to America from this side both of the North Sea and of the Irish Sea since before Independence.
The House of Representatives once came within one vote of making German the only official language of the United States, and numerous expressions in American English are verbatim translations from German, while numerous features of American culture more broadly, such as the fixation with precise adherence to rules, are also of German origin. Until 1917, there were many German or Austrian place names in America; before then, anywhere now called Liberty was probably called Berlin, or Vienna, or something like that.
So it is no wonder that the Statement of Principles of the Henry Jackson Society calls explicitly for a single EU defence "capability" under overall American command but day-to-day German control, European federalism, centred on Germany, having been a key American aim since the Forties.
But the German electorate has never been all that happy with the whole thing, and is now very opposed indeed. Germany may well leave the euro soon, as was always going to happen eventually, and as was always going to be the end of economic and monetary union when it happened. There can be no political union without economic and monetary union, any more than vice versa.
And there can certainly be no more single EU defence "capability" under overall American command but day-to-day German control. Too bad for Colonel Tim Collins, with his campaign for that "capability" to include the abolition of the RAF. And too bad for Liam Fox and his "Special Adviser" (CIA handler) Luke Coffey, who are plotting for it to include the abolition of all three of the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, leaving only something along the lines of the Israeli Defence Force, or the United States Marine Corps but without the elite status or the other Armed Services.
Still, we do not need to worry all that much about the MoD. Apart from the Lib Dem Eurosceptic Nick Harvey, I do not know about Peter Luff, but Gerald Howarth is late of the European Arab Bank, Andrew Robathan has been on his travels courtesy of CMEC (Nicholas Soames, Hugo Swire, Crispin Blunt, Alan Duncan, Commons receptions to celebrate Norouz, you get the idea), and Lord Astor is actually CMEC's Vice-Chairman. No wonder that Fox feels the need for Coffey to keep him company. Cameron has effectively given him a team of warders.
Swire, Blunt and Duncan are also Ministers, and could perfectly easily be bumped up to join Ken Clarke and Andrew Lansley in the Cabinet, as could Howarth, or Robathan, or whoever. Liam Fox is far from irreplaceable, and appears to have been set up for a fall, taking the neocon entryist tendency down with him. We live in hope.