Given rough situation in the NATO today because of disagreements between the US and their European allies concerning funding, such statements hint at the fact that the Europeans mastermind creation of their own fully fledged armed forces.
For today the new structure will be used oversea. It will control non-combat missions of the EU beyond its borders. The case is about operations on the African continent - in Mali, the Central African Republic and Somalia.
We do not know whether Biden apologised to Putin for his affirmative answer to the question from ABC News journalist. In a decent society, people do apologise for such things