Constructive duplication

Constructive duplication: Reducing EU reliance on US military assets

Working paper
Dr Kori Schake
04 January 2002

In 'Constructive duplication', Kori Schake asserts that the Bush administration has taken a positive approach to the European Union's attempts to develop a military capability. And the Europeans have worked to reassure the US that the EU's defence policy will not undercut NATO. Nevertheless, two serious problems remain: the differences in the ways European and American militaries are developing; and the dubious premise of 'assured access' for the EU to NATO and US military assets.

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