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Accession Number ADA590317
Title Cooperation and Integration: Keeping Austria's Forces Relevant for 21st Century.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 40p
Personal Author R. Zauner
Abstract Neutrality as a security concept is archaic for today s risks and hinders Austria in fully integrating into global security frameworks based upon shared responsibilities and mutual benefits. Staying outside a defense alliance or a future EU core defense group puts an overall security responsibility on Austria which it will not be able to bear in the future on the basis of available resources, tasks and capabilities. Austria confronts new risks, risks that cannot be managed by a small state in isolation. The challenge for Austria is to develop a strategy for the armed forces which reflects the 21st century security environment, and provides security and resilience on the basis of an inclusive, multinational and comprehensive approach. Austria has to face the reality that given its relatively small comparative power, it must rely on strong cooperation and inclusion in defense structures. This may include the sacrifice of certain aspects of a traditional understanding of national sovereignty and defense to secure its survival and vital interests.
Keywords Austria
Comprehensive approach
Defense systems
European union
National sovereignty

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
92E - International Relations
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Strategy research project.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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