The world order anchored by the U.S.-German relationship has integrated Germany into Europe without more bloodshed, brought the transformation of communist Europe, and visited prosperity on a part of the world that could easily have been embroiled in strife. That world order, however, is being severely eroded by misunderstanding and rhetoric on all sides. A statecraft is needed that comprehends the nature of military power and what a given country can and cannot do to defend itself.
"Germany and the United States in the Age of Terror—Ideas, Domestic Politics, and the International System of States,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 56
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol56/iss4/6