In This Review
Europe in the Western Alliance: Towards a European Defence Entity

Europe in the Western Alliance: Towards a European Defence Entity

Edited by Jonathan Alford and Kenneth Hunt

St. Martin's, 1988, 246 pp.
Rethinking the Nuclear Weapons Dilemma in Europe

Rethinking the Nuclear Weapons Dilemma in Europe

Edited by P. Terrence Hopmann and Frank Barnaby

St. Martin's, 1988, 374 pp.
ATBMs and Western Security: Missile Defenses for Europe

ATBMs and Western Security: Missile Defenses for Europe

Edited by Donald L. Hafner and John Roper

Ballinger, 1988, 325 pp.

These three volumes, each with a distinguished set of contributors, examine different aspects of European security. As SDI has faded, so have its European kin, anti-tactical ballistic missile (ATBM) systems, but there is an argument for better air defense in Europe quite independent of SDI, and the Hafner-Roper volume assesses an issue that will return in some form. The Hopmann-Barnaby book was completed before the INF treaty but is still a valuable brainstorming for alternatives to the current nuclear status quo in Europe. Perhaps the most interesting of the three, the Alford-Hunt volume looks at an old issue given new life by a combination of self-assertion by Europe and the continent's lack of confidence in the United States: greater European defense cooperation. The prospects remain modest-Pierre Lellouche is at his provocative best in outlining a bold program for integration by France, Britain and the Federal Republic-but the book is a fitting tribute to my friend and former colleague, the late Jonathan Alford.