The Western European Union in the 1990s: Searching for a Role
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The growth in European defense integration since the latter 1980s has become a vexing issue for U.S. policymakers. U.S. policy has long supported European integration as a means to underwriting stability on that important continent. However, with the end of the Cold War, the value of NATO as an agent and means for pursuing U.S. security and diplomatic objectives in Europe has increased, at a time when its inherent value is continuously being questioned. It is little wonder, therefore, that initiatives to expand and increase Western European defense activities and perogatives are seen as being inimical to NATO and, therefore, U.S. interests. A better factual understanding of the Western European Union WEU, and of initiatives for European defense integration and associated problems, is of interest to the defense community and to the U.S. Army, as well.
- Government and Political Science