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EUROPEAN UNION-US RELATIONS --> HEG COLLAPSE US-EU relations constrain  US leadership John Van  Oudenaren , Chief of the European Division of the Library of Congress, Summer  2005  [National Interest] A partnership on terms likely to be acceptable to the EU would have significant economic disadvantages for the   United States and would complicate the ability of the United States to meet its global commitments The United   States would remain the target of revisionist forces elsewhere in the world--whether Islamic radicalism or a   rising China--but it would be forced to defer to a greater extent to European views and interests with regard to   these areas.  While those who favor partnership argue that one of its main advantages would be to provide the United States with added resources to  deal with precisely these challenges,  it is not clear that the phasing-in of European contributions would keep pace with the   decreased freedom of action that partnership on European terms might entail. ***EUROPEAN UNION-US RELATIONS
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EUROPEAN UNION-US RELATIONS --> NATO COLLAPSE Ties with EU trades off with NATO International Herald Tribune  – 2-18- 2005 On the face of it, the issue is about how  NATO and the European Union  can discuss sensitive security issues when some EU countries have  not received security clearance from NATO to attend these meetings. In essence, however, diplomats say, it is about how the two organizations  are   vying with each other to set the agenda for the trans-Atlantic relationship . " There is now a competition   between both organizations  where member countries try to play off their interests either against the EU or NATO, " said a senior NATO  official who, like most officials interviewed for this article, requested anonymity. "The relationship between  the EU and NATO  is in flux because  both  are jockeying for influence on the international stage ," he added. "As  the EU  moves slowly along the road toward doing  more defense and security, it  is seen as threatening to NATO. NATO knows it is no longer Washington's first port of   call  for its military missions.  It is becoming a toolbox for the U.S ."  Collapse of NATO causes multiple escalatory nuclear wars John  Duffield , Assistant Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia, 19 94 [Political Science Quarterly 109:5, p. 766-7] Initial analyses of NATO's future prospects overlooked at least three important factors that have helped to ensure the   alliance's enduring relevance . First, they underestimated the extent to which external threats sufficient to help justify   the preservation of the alliance
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