Friendly Force Dilemmas In Europe: Challenges Within And Among Intergovernmental Organizations And The Implications For The U.S. Army

Friendly Force Dilemmas In Europe: Challenges Within And Among Intergovernmental Organizations And The Implications For The U.S. Army
Title:
Friendly Force Dilemmas in Europe: Challenges Within and Among Intergovernmental Organizations and the Implications for the U.S. Army
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9781584877837
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Over the last several years, European security has confronted major new challenges. Russia’s land grab in Ukraine and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired transna-tional terrorism are two of the most obvious, but climate change, destabilizing migration, insufficient energy resources, a weakened European identity, and manipulation of the information space greatly complicate an already threatening security environment. Two of the most powerful, most successful intergovernmental security institutions—the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU)—have each taken steps to ameliorate insecurity in Europe. NATO’s Readiness Action Plan and the EU’s Action Plan for Military Mobility are just two examples of how the transatlantic community and the countries of Europe have sought to leverage their collective strength to achieve security gains for all.

Although these and other initiatives that were undertaken to date have been necessary, they have nonetheless proven insufficient in mitigating the aforementioned security chal-lenges. This monograph identifies political divisions, a lack of shared threat perceptions, inadequate resourcing, insufficient capabilities and capacity, tedious decision-making procedures, insufficient interoperability, an incomplete operational picture, and inad-equate maneuverability as the most problematic of the institutional shortcomings that collectively frustrate the ability of NATO and the EU to meet their security-related goals.

Table of Contents

Foreword ..................................................................................................................................ix

About the Authors ..................................................................................................................xi

Summary..............................................................................................................................xiii

Introduction ...............................................................................................................................1

The Security Environment.......................................................................................................2

The Challenge from Moscow ............................................................................................2

Terrorism..............................................................................................................................3

Climate Change ...................................................................................................................4

Access to Energy Trade ......................................................................................................4

Demographic Hurdles........................................................................................................5

Weakened European Identity............................................................................................6

A Changing Information Space.........................................................................................6

Institutions to the Rescue? .......................................................................................................8

Political Divisions within the EU......................................................................................8

Lack of Shared Threat Perceptions ...................................................................................9

Inadequate Decision-Making Capability.........................................................................9

Lack of Consistently Strong Resourcing........................................................................10

Limited Capacity...............................................................................................................10

Lack of Capabilities...........................................................................................................11

Insufficient Interoperability.............................................................................................11

Incomplete Operational Picture ......................................................................................12

Inadequate Maneuverability ...........................................................................................12

Addressing the Problems.......................................................................................................12

Refocus Security Cooperation and Weapons Sales .....................................................12

Strengthen EU and NATO Capacity for Disaster Relief..............................................13

Streamline NATO Decision-Making ..............................................................................13

Encourage a Division of Labor between NATO and EU.............................................14

Station Additional Forces in Eastern Europe................................................................14

Develop Additional Infrastructure in Europe ..............................................................15

Plan for Early Deployment..............................................................................................15

Add Teeth to the Defense Planning Process ................................................................15

Reframe the Classification Process .................................................................................16

CONTENTS Promote the Right PESCO ...............................................................................................16

Conclusion ...............................................................................................................................16

Endnotes...................................................................................................................................19

Audience

Military strategists, military historians, Congressional members with Department of Defense oversight, media and activists reviewing and reporting on military engagemnts with foreign nations, citizens studying U.S. military and civil foreign relations.

Product Details

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Albero, Jose Luis Calvo
Key Phrases:
  • Europe
  • Challenges Within and Among Intergovernmental Organizations and the Implications for the United States Army
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0.375
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Record Creation Date:
06/26/2018
Last Status Update:
03/10/2020
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