Cohesion and Competition in the Atlantic Community: Implications for Security.
Military issues research memo.,
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The memorandum examines the two useful and necessary regional agreements that have dominated the relationship between the United States and Europe since World War II, NATO and the EEC. These arrangements have created tensions because of their fundamental differences these differences highlight imperfections in both NATO and the EEC that cause the organizations to fall short their intended goals. The challenge to an Atlantic relationship that is neither total partnership nor pure competition comes largely from the economic, political, and military problems the relationship creates. To avoid further exacerbation of a complex situation, the United States must avoid being the object of blame for what might be construed to be essentially European failure at unity. To accomplish this, the United States should develop a role as a stable, mature ally as well as a complementary competitor.
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