Since the defeat of the European Defence Community in 1954, and more particularly since France decided to leave NATO, there has been some hesitation about discussing Western European defence. This hesitation is compounded by the uneasiness of the German situation, more exposed than that of some other European countries and more delicate in its international implications. No serious discussion of the external problems facing the European Community, however, could leave out the problems posed by Western Europe’s defence.
KeywordsNuclear Weapon Nuclear Force Defence Policy European Security Nuclear Deterrent
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