NATO and the Transatlantic Military Gap
10:17 AM, Aug 24, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
Lt. Col. Stephen Coonen has an interesting http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/06autumn/coonen.htm target=_blank>piece in the US Army War College journal Parameters on the widening military capabilities gap between American and European forces. He argues:
Still, NATO is a military alliance that has been engaged in the Balkans and is now much more active in Afghanistan. There's a remote possibility it could be operating in Darfur in the coming months. And other crises may erupt at any moment (think southern Lebanon) where a robust NATO/European force may be needed -- which is why it's hard to imagine that NATO will remain a healthy alliance in the long run with European governments devoting so little to their defense capabilities.