Brexit casts it shadow over Euro-Atlantic defense policy consensus

MATTHEW CAVANAUGH

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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