Accession Number:

ADA526297

Title:

Why EU Common Security and Defense Policy Serves U.S. Interests

Descriptive Note:

Program Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-09

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The European Union EU is probably the single most important organization of which the United States is not a member. With the Common Security and Defense Policy CSDP the EU has an integrated and consolidated view on security and defense issues independent from NATO. The EU and the U.S. share the same view on global threats and their root causes. CSDP put emphasis on the use of all political means and supporting instruments in crisis situations. The EU has the unique capability to apply both civilian instruments like police support, border assistance, monitoring, rule of law, development, civil service, and economic support and military instruments for peace supporting operations. This approach serves not only European but also U.S. interests. The EU can operate in regions where the U.S. is either not welcome or has no priority. The U.S. and the EU should improve their relationship on security issues based on their common interests as economic world powers.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE