During the nearly 40 years that have passed since the formation of the Atlantic alliance, telations between the United States and its European allies have withstood various crises and controversies. Fortunately, most of the differences of opinion have been short-lived, as reason and understanding generally have prevailed on both sides of the Atlantic.
"The German-American Debate on Security and Strategy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 40
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol40/iss3/5