European Union: Civil Power in Camouflage
The European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) has experienced an unprecedented dynamic since the end of the 1990s. This was never the case in the numerous previous attempts at initiating such a policy during the last 50 years. The primary aim of the present effort is to create capabilities for the so-called ‘Petersberg tasks’ — military based humanitarian aid programmes, peace enforcement, interventions and crisis prevention. These are the type of military tasks referred to by the US armed forces as ‘Military Actions other than War’ (MAOW).
KeywordsEuropean Union Security Policy European Union Member State Military Expenditure European Security
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