U.S. Policy on the European Security and Defense Identity
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper will examine U.S. Policy toward the emerging European Security and Defense Identity ESDI. U.S. policy has often been contradictory, in part because many U.S. officials have felt that European consensus on security issues would be too difficult to reach. Therefore, the paper will evaluate the European Unions ability to develop common consensus on defense policy and develop forces suitable to support that policy. It will recommend a formal U.S. position that balances support for greater European military contributions within NATO against the potential of diminished U.S. leadership from increased European autonomy.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations