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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
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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
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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
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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.