Alignment and Neutrality: Europe's Future.
Military issues research memo.,
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Neutrality, neutralism, neutralization, and alignment have taken various forms in Europe since World War II. Finland and Austria are neutrals of necessity, Sweden, Switzerland, and Eire by choice. Yugoslavia occupies a unique position between the blocs. Spain is linked separately with the United States. Neutralist trends have at times manifested themselves within NATO itself. There has also been talk about but little disposition to building a purely European defense system. Most immediately actual among Western problems are Spains future relationship to NATO, the prospect of coalition governments including Communists, and the weakening of ties with Greece and Turkey. Titos departure could thrust the Yugoslav problem onto the center of the international stage. The role of Germany within the Alliance has grown in importance during the last decade, notably since 1973. It may yet force a number of adjustments in the Western defense structure. Author
- Government and Political Science