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.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA222641


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