This book is about the Franco-German military cooperation. It discusses the ending of the Cold War, the likelihood of a continuation and deepening of security cooperation between France and Germany and the impact this might have upon the transformation of the Atlantic Alliance.
1. The Contemporary "Demand" for a European Pillar: Origins and Complications 2. The US Commitment to European Security 3. The Franco-German Security Conundrum: A Conceptual and Historical Overview 4. "Le nucleaire ne se partage pas": The Puzzle of a European Nuclear Deterrent 5. Watch on the Elbe? France and the Conventional Defense of Germany 6. The Elusive European Defense Industrial Base 7. After the Wall: France, Germany, and the Variable Geometry of European Security