Accession Number : ADA222641
Title : The Impact of the Franco-German Relationship on the Security of Western Europe
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Travis, Michael E.
Report Date : MAY 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 124
Abstract : This graduate thesis covers the Franco-German Relationship and its impact on the security of Western Europe from post WWII to present. A chapter is devoted to the relationships role as a catalyst in the organization of the Schuman Plan, Pleven Plan (EDC), and WEU. The thesis then concentrates on defense cooperation between the two countries since their 1982 Defense Initiative. The European community (EC), NATO, and Western European Union (WEU) are used as the principal vehicles by which the Franco-German relationship and its role in Western European security is presented. Keywords: Security, French- German relations, Defense, Franco-German Brigade, Rapid Reaction Force (FAR), Foreign policy.
Descriptors : *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *SECURITY , *WESTERN EUROPE , FOREIGN POLICY , NATO , EUROPE , QUICK REACTION , COMMUNITIES , CATALYSTS , COOPERATION.
Subject Categories : DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE