The Problem of European Defense (Il Problema Della Difesa in Europa),
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The evolution of European defense is indissolubly connected to the evolution of world politics. The geographic location of Western Europe and the concentration in Europe of economic and industrial potential determine the particular role that is is called upon to play in the field of global strategy. Any changes in the security policy of the great powers can cause a shift in the balance of forces in the world, and accordingly new conditions in Europe, the consequences of which cannot be foreseen. The changes which have occured up to now in the strategic concept of NATO have taken place over an extended period of time and under conditions of political change. The present status of the Atlantic Alliance is the result of politicalstrategic changes which took place in the last 10 to 15 years, during which it was constantly necessary to reexamine the credibility of the deterrence.
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