Accession Number:

AD1071090

Title:

Alliance or Neutrality: A Comparative Study in Defense

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,26 Jun 2017,24 May 2018

Corporate Author:

US Army Command and General Staff College, School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

For sovereign states determining how to preserve their security has been a fundamental dilemma. Some states have waged war to expand their frontiers, purposely to establish a secure cordon or to destroy perceived hostile rivals, some have entered into collective security arrangements, while others have sought out a position of neutrality, armed or otherwise. This monograph presents a paired comparison of two European neutral states and two European NATO members. The purpose is to explore the contextual setting of security policy in a focused comparative setting. This research helps us understand the complexity of decision-making amongst European states. It provides a cautionary note on attempts to determine a general approach to European security.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE