Toward a European Army

Toward a European Army : A Military Power in the Making?

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The EU's ineffectual actions during the Balkan wars of the 1990s have led to loud calls for this political and economic giant to develop an effective military arm - an integrated force capable of dealing with conflict in Europe's backyard and projecting military power globally. This work provides a comprehensive analysis of this "European defence project" - its origins, purpose, and goals. It asks whether a powerful European army should replace US military involvement in Europe and discusses how the respective roles of the various EU countries, especially France, Germany, and Britain, should be defined. It also explores the institutional, military, industrial, and especially political practicalities of defense more

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  • Hardback | 239 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1588262367
  • 9781588262363

About Trevor C. Salmon

Trevor C. Salmon is professor of international relations at the University of Aberdeen and professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw. Alistair J.K. Shepherd is a doctoral candidate at the University of more

Table of contents

The EU's Security And Defense Policy - Why It Is Important; Fifty Years Of Failure; A Successful Relaunch?; ESDPs Institutions; Military Capability - Aspirations And Reality; US And Nato Responses; Sovereignty, Arms, And Industry; Concluding more

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"A thorough, well-crafted discussion of the evolution, structures, and politics of European security policy.... 'The' book on the subject." - Clive Archershow more

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