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Article on Long-term strategic partnerships in defence

posted 18 Jul 2012, 07:23 by Jan Wind
Co-organiser of the European Defence Conference Dr. Merle Missoweit of Fraunhofer INT recently published an article on Long-term strategic partnerships in defence in "The European, Security and Defence Union" magazine. This magazine independently reviews issues on European Security & Defence and won the European Award 2011 for Citizenship, Security and Defence.

The article describes the urgent need for Smart Defence and Pooling & Sharing as expressed by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen "our choice is between Smart Defence and Less Defence. […]". It particularly elaborates on the difficulty to implement those approaches caused by the perceived loss of sovereignty and freedom of decision. These issues will be discussed in debate session 1-1 with the same title of the EDC2012.

Download the article below.