Comments on Kaplan’s Proposal
In 1973 I was privileged to participate in a colloquium of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, in Chicago and I remember participating in a panel chaired by Professor Morton Kaplan. The debate concerned the relations between the two superpowers and the security interests of the medium powers. I took the opportunity to express a European viewpoint, and already at this time it was clear that there were significant differences between Europeans and Americans over these issues. I am afraid that transatlantic differences have become even more pronounced since then, and that my comments will be no better received now than they were 10 years ago.
KeywordsNuclear Weapon Security Policy Conventional Force Soviet Force Western European State
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