Accession Number:

ADA224084

Title:

The European Community 1992 Program: Implications for the U.S. Military in the Coming Decade

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The European Community EC of twelve member nations has established 31 December 1992 as the target date for completing an internal market without borders or other barriers to trade. The purpose of their effort is to make Europe more competitive with the United States and Japan in the international marketplace. This study seeks to examine the scope of the EC program and the likelihood that EC twelve can overcome their myriad differences to accomplish their goal. It will show that the near-term plan for 1992 represents great opportunity for the U.S., and that there is an implicit long-term plan for the EC after 1992. There are indirect implications for the U.S. military in both regards. The U.S. is going to have to spend less of its national resources on defense and more on competing with the EC in the global economy. Economic interdependence will lessen the likelihood of war, defense industries will become multinational, and technology transfer will increase. There are no immediate or direct implications for the U.S. military. However, programmers and planners should take note. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE