Accession Number : ADA264534


Title :   Germany's Unification and Its Implications on U.S. Security Strategy


Descriptive Note : Individual study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Kretschmer, Stephan D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264534.pdf


Report Date : 19 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Germany's unification was a major event that changed the political scene in Europe and worldwide. It had been a goal of U.S. policy for decades and was supported by the Bush administration. Unification brought Germany full sovereignty and changed institutions and relations both in Europe and with the United States. NATO lost the common interest of deterring communism. The Alliance is struggling with the search for a new strategy and mission and with ongoing troop reductions. NATO has also to adapt to an increased European integration which led to the revitalization of the WEU and the creation of the Eurocorps. European nations now try to compensate for increased German influence by speeding up the integration process also in the EC which caused the partial failure of the Maastricht treaty. Germany is often trapped in a position between the United States and European nations, especially France. A major effort of both the United Sates and Germany will be necessary to adapt their relations to new realities and to find new common ground.


Descriptors :   *STRATEGY , *INTEGRATION , *GERMANY , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , NATO , EUROPE , NATIONS , TREATIES , FRANCE , REDUCTION , UNITED STATES , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE