ILW reports on French-British defense treaty
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) recently published a Defense Report on the Declaration on Defense and Security Co-operation, a defense treaty signed by France and Britain on Nov 2.
Titled "The French-British Defense Treaty: Setting History Aside?" (Defense Report 11-1, January 2011), the paper examines how the treaty may pave the way to a new level of cooperation, surpassing anything previously achieved between the two countries on a bilateral basis.
France and Britain are well matched to cooperate on defense as equal partners, given the similarities in national objectives and capabilities.
This report discusses how the steps put forth in the treaty will rely on commonality of policy and objectives.