消除欧洲的防卫赤字

欧洲安全需求和军事实力之间的差距正日益扩大,而多数欧洲领袖并没有采取措施消除赤字的意愿。为保护欧洲心脏地带免受苏联攻击而建立的军队显然适应不了今天冷战之后的军事环境。

今天,欧洲必须提高自己对抗恐怖主义和大规模杀伤性武器扩散、与衰败国家交往、解决地区冲突和应对人道主义危机的能力。但整个欧洲的防卫开支都少有变化,甚至还有所递减。

问题还不仅仅限于预算。欧洲防卫采购的各自为战、其防卫贸易的复杂规则以及冷战传统造就的工业能力无一不在侵蚀欧洲满足自己军事需求的能力。

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