May 22, 2012

Europe’s calculating defence

In national defence, Europe is still, or again, relying excessively on the military capabilities of the United States.

In national defence, Europe is still, or again, relying excessively on the military capabilities of the United States.


www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1581.
2 NATO Strategic Concept, adopted at the Lisbon Summit in 2010, www.nato.int/strategic-concept/pdf/Strat_Concept_w….
3 Matt Steinglass, “Dutch Tank Crews Take Aim at Cutbacks,” Financial Times, April 29, 2011, www.ft.com/cms/s/0/43f66c04-71ca-11e0-9adf-00144fe….
4 Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review, October 2010, HM Government, www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm79/7948/7….
5 “Recent Trends in Military Expenditure”, SIPRI, 2011, www.sipri.org/research/armaments/milex/resultoutpu….
6 “Remarks by President Obama to the Australian Parliament,” November 17, 2011, www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/17/rem….

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