Brexit casts it shadow over Euro-Atlantic defense policy consensus


Lieutenant General Douglas Lute testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on 07 June 2007.

Euro-Atlantic consensus on defense may now be called into question by electoral results in the US or France

The U.S is against the idea of a European Defense community with a separate to NATO’s command center, the Wall Street Journal reports. A new command center would add to the decision-making cost of defense without increasing capacity is the main concern.

But, the discussion of Euro-Atlantic policy consensus is also implicitly on the table. The possibility of a distinct and separate European defense identity is a discussion Britain in different times would have preempted or quickly put to sleep...

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