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Alliance Within The Alliance: Franco-German Military Cooperation And The European Pillar Of Defense
Alliance Within The Alliance: Franco-German Military Cooperation And The European Pillar Of Defense
By David G. Haglund
Westview Press, 1991, 213 pp.
The Europeanization Of The Alliance
The Europeanization Of The Alliance
By Robbin Laird
Westview Press, 1991, 143 pp.

Two studies by specialists. Haglund, a good Canadian scholar, argues that a "Carolingian" core of France and Germany has been hard to swallow for those excluded-Britain in particular-or seemed unnecessary in the burst of enthusiasm for pan-European arrangements. His argument puts a finger on the lack of serious west European cooperation in security matters-a lack encouraged by American policy and that now seems distressingly evident in the Yugoslav crisis. Laird's book is a wide-ranging collection of essays by an American who knows Europe well and who systematically interviews European officials and observers.