Accession Number : ADA190719

Title :   The Future of Europe and U.S. National Security.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McCloskey, Charles C , III

PDF Url : ADA190719

Report Date : 17 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The world region which will most affect the national security of the United States in the next twenty-five years is Europe. Europe is the key region because of history and heritage, economics, geographic location, the military threat, technology growth and increasing European unity. All these factors tie U.S. national interests to Europe, moreso than any other region. The vision of Europe twenty-five years hence is of an economically vibrant region, comfortable dealing with both East and West in trade and all other aspects of international relations, military less dependent on the United States, acting more as a unified region than separate countries and an emerging superpower in its own right. To safeguard its national security, the United States must respond to this future Europe in several ways. It must revise its European military strategy to include the phased withdrawal of all major ground forces, enhance American economic competitiveness while simultaneously stimulating East-West trade, adequately resource the national diplomatic effort and establish and sustain a consensus of support for this new strategy among the American people and their representatives.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MILITARY PLANNING, ECONOMICS, EUROPE, GEOGRAPHY, GLOBAL, GROWTH(GENERAL), INFANTRY, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY STRATEGY, STRATEGY, THREATS, UNITED STATES, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC OPINION

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE