Capabilities Challenge: There’s a gap between what the U.S. have & what Europe has.There is a need for reform – need to adjust from Cold War scenarios to things that they are faced with today.What are the scenarios that Europeans involved in today?-usually want to work with resources that are inter-operable.-Rapid-reactionAre they prepared for the wide range of tasks?-Often limited in scope – monitoring elections, monitoring borders, etc- a lot broader.-Looking for flexibility and operability.Permanent Operational Headquarters: European Strategic Culture: there would be different strategic cultures coming from Europe. Geography – different perceptions – a country could be a neutral country – their ambitions may be different Key shared belief shared: first line of defense will often be abroad. 1)Terrorism2)Weapons of Mass Destruction3)Failed States4)Organized Crime5)Regional ConflictsMultilateralism is what it’s all about.
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