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
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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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Friendly Force Dilemmas in Europe comes at an opportune time. Europe is in a period of significant transition, and the region faces its greatest security challenges since the end of the Cold War. The list of challenges is certainly sufficient to make national security practitioners on both sides of the Atlantic shudder—a revisionist Russia, terrorism, climate change, access to energy, demography and migration, weakening European identify and the rise of nationalism, and a changing information space. Within this precarious environment, the present monograph assesses the most important and most relevant shortcomings of security-related intergovernmental organizations in Europe. A range of potential solutions are offered to foster greater capability and drive a more coherent security response. The security of the United States and Europe are interdependent. As the 2017 National Security Strategy reconfirms, a strong and free Europe remains of vital importance to the United States. Similarly, the 2018 National Defense Strategy emphasizes the critical role for the United States of its alliances and partners—one area where near-peer competitors like China and Russia are unable to compete. At the same time, and despite concerns over burden sharing, United States conventional and strategic forces continue to serve as the main guarantor of European security. To borrow from United States European Command’s tagline, we are truly “Stronger Together.” 

Friendly Force Dilemmas in Europe answers a priority research topic for the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. In some cases, particular shortcomings may seem beyond the impact of the Army or the Department of Defense (DoD). However, both the Army—through the role the Chief of Staff of the Army plays on the Joint Chiefs of Staff—and DoD play critically influential roles in shaping U.S. strategy and policy through the interagency. Moreover, both the Army and DoD have an array of policy tools under their direct authority that could address challenges at the level of intergovernmental institutions. Finally, even for those issue areas where the Army and DoD cannot shape strategy or wield policy tools, having awareness of particular institutional hurdles and shortcomings is nonetheless useful and important.

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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$14.00
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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Paper
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Record Creation Date:
06/26/2018
Last Status Update:
07/25/2019
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