Academic journal article Military Review

NATO 1997: Year of Change

Academic journal article Military Review

NATO 1997: Year of Change

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NATO 1997: Year of Change, Lawrence R. Chalmer and Jonathon W. Pierce, eds., National Defense University Press, Washington, DC, 1998, 245 pages, out of print.

NATO 1997: Year of Change consists of selected papers from a symposium sponsored by the Institute for National Strategic Studies held at the National Defense University in 1997. The symposium, titled "NATO: Af ter the Madrid Summit," asked participants to think beyond the current issues of inviting three countries to become new members of NATO and present analytical pieces that would transcend the evolution of the alliance and discuss issues beyond enlargement.

David C. Gompert's paper identifies two issues that affect the roles of European security organizations. First, he states that NATO's strategic purpose is changing from a focus on the defense and security of Europe to one defending shared vital interests. Second, he discusses the redistribution of NATO command responsibilities. On the later point, Ronald Tiersky's paper identifies the dichotomy of the US position not to relinquish command of Allied Forces South while demanding that Europe shoulder a larger military/security burden. …

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