El nuevo enfoque de Francia hacia la OTAN

PARÍS – ¿Cuáles serán las consecuencias del regreso de Francia a la estructura militar integrada de la OTAN?

Los aliados están discretamente satisfechos, pero nadie espera cambios importantes en la contribución militar francesa: en los últimos diez años, ha estado al mismo nivel que los principales aliados europeos.  La razón es sencilla: desde que Francia regresó al Comité Militar en 1994, su posición en la OTAN le ha permitido participar plenamente en las actividades militares y políticas de la alianza. 

En París, la medida en sí misma no ha provocado una gran oposición política por dos razones principales. En primer lugar, nadie niega lo evidente: desde que Charles de Gaulle tomó la decisión de retirarse de la organización militar hace más de 40 años, la alianza y el mundo han cambiado profundamente. Las amenazas globales de hoy exigen una mayor solidaridad en Europa y en la OTAN, y las ampliaciones sucesivas de la alianza significan que ahora la mayoría de los miembros de la UE también lo son de la OTAN.

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