Le paradoxe militaire européen

Dufourcq, Jean
June 2013
Revue Defense Nationale;2013, Issue 761, p69
The military paradox in Europe arises from a willingness to put up with leftovers from the Cold War. In the absence of a military threat to get things moving, and also of a common foreign policy that would lead to all-round commitment, European forces reluctantly conduct expeditionary missions and pursue programmes way beyond their financial reach. Overall European defence simply cannot be constructed under these conditions, and is currently little more than an ill-assorted collection of military odds and ends. To rekindle the fire, a new structure and a new framework are needed: therein lies the European military paradox.


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