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
      Defense Systems
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE