Accession Number : ADA304229
Title : Embracing the Octopus: The Integration of European Maritime Forces in any Future Arrangement for a Common European Defence.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM
Personal Author(s) : Codner, Michael
PDF Url : ADA304229
Report Date : 04 DEC 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 55
Abstract : This paper recommends an evolutionary approach to European maritime integration and by implication a similar approach in the land/air dimension. Developments would capitalize on existing NATO and WEU arrangements rather than seek to duplicate or replace. Evolution does not, however, imply delay. Much of the maritime structure of a common defence is already in place. With the political capstone of a CDP, it would take no more than a general signal to create a European fleet from present day forces. With the implementation of a few specific organizational proposals this fleet could develop into a robust and flexible instrument of European policy and be sustained as such in the future.
Descriptors : *EUROPE, *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *INTEGRATION, *DEFENSE PLANNING, NATO, DEPLOYMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), SIGNALS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), INSTRUMENTATION, FLEETS(SHIPS), MEDITERRANEAN SEA, LAND AREAS.
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Naval Surface Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE