Because of profoundly different understandings about both the nature and responsibility of federal authority, Washington and European capitals are talking past each other. The answer to the question, “What are the threats to domestic security for which the federal authority is responsible?” sounds very different on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
Sarotte, Mary Elise
"Transatlantic Tension and Threat Perception,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 58
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol58/iss4/5