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What Ambitions for European Defence in 2020

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posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 06:44 AM
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What Ambitions for European Defence in 2020 was produced by the EU Institute for Security Studies, an EU policy think-tank. The document covers long term EU security strategy, including the problems of "hierarchical class society", with the "elite" of the world on one side, and the so-called "bottom billion" on the other. To avoid "global systemic collapse", the document suggests that the "full spectrum of high intensity combat" to be used to protect what is called "globalisers" from "localisers".

...the paper elaborates on "barrier operations shielding the global rich from the tensions and problems of the poor". It reads that "as the ratio of the world population living in misery and frustration will remain massive, the tensions and spillover between their world and that of the rich will continue to grow. As we are unlikely to have solved this problem at its root by 2020 - i.e. by curing dysfunctional societies we will need to strengthen our barriers. It is a morally distasteful, losing strategy, but will be unavoidable if we cannot solve the problems at their root."


What Ambitions for European Defence in 2020

[edit on 8-9-2009 by BetweenMyths]




 
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