Widening Gaps in U.S. and European Defense Capabilities and Cooperation - A New Transatlantic Current
The newest Transatlantic Current from the Center for Transatlantic Security Studies (CTSS) was released yesterday, July 18, 2012. Entitled "Widening Gaps in U.S. and European Defense Capabilities and Cooperation" this new publication is a synthesis of recent research projects at NDU which include consultations with thnk tanks, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Allied Command Transformation and the International Staff at NATO headquarters, to name but a few.
The assessment presents a four-part analysis of the growing gaps in current and near-term future military capabilities across Europe, the headline trends that will define the major features of European military capabilities out to 2030, initiatives from the NATO summit and an NDU summit, and a description of the primary obstacles and concerns NATO will have to address effectively in order to close the widening capabilities gap.
Dr. Charles Barry is a Distinguished Research fellow in the Center for Transatlantic Security Studies, and Dr. Hans Binnendijk is the former Vice President for Research and Applied Learning at the National Defense University, and Director of INSS.
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