First published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, this article from Karl-Heinz Kamp discusses the effects of four recent economic and geostrategic trends and emphasizes three necessities as NATO moves forward. Predicting an uptick in the strength of transatlantic collective security at the expense of national capabilities, Dr. Kamp identifies the future responsibilities of the United States and Europe in this engagement and stresses interoperability. However, the lingering question remains: “How can forces be reduced so that in the end the sum of all remaining capabilities amounts to a powerful military?”
Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp is the Research Division Director of the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.
Further reading on the topic of European defense and security:
Slimming Down: The Pivot, Austerity, and the Path Ahead for Transatlantic Security, by Nicholas Iaquinto