A European SACEUR?

  • James Eberle
Part of the Studies in International Security book series (SIS)


The NATO command structure is in many ways a microcosm of the problems of transatlantic and inter-European defence cooperation in the Alliance. The complex interrelations among sovereign states which are nevertheless dependent on each other for their collective defence are mirrored in a command system which seeks to respect national prerogatives and competing interests whilst creating a mechanism for effective military coordination in war and peacetime.


Command System Command Structure Command Responsibility Military Authority Operational Command 
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© International Institute for Strategic Studies 1988

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  • James Eberle

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