For more than thirty years the security of Western Europe has been built upon the link with the United States through the North Atlantic Alliance. The ties have endured because they are based on an identity of interest. Nonetheless the Alliance has often been strained and there are differences of view now on a range of issues, political, economic, and military.
"Military Issues Within the Atlantic Alliance,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 35
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol35/iss5/7