Shifting from an appreciation of the history of the transatlantic bargain to a discussion of its future is an intimidating challenge. As the fifth century Greek artist Zeuxis is reputed to have observed, “Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.” I therefore offer the concluding chapters of this book not as the only viable approach to the future of the transatlantic alliance but as one perspective, a perspective which is rooted in an interpretation of the past, guided by an assessment of current trends, and framed by some subjective choices about the future.
KeywordsNuclear Weapon Leadership Responsibility Excessive Reliance Force Posture Warsaw Pact
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