The Spanish Presidency and CSDP: Time to Get Serious about the Union’s Military Planning and Conduct Capability

Simón Navarro, Luis (2010) The Spanish Presidency and CSDP: Time to Get Serious about the Union’s Military Planning and Conduct Capability. Elcano Newsletter (64). 9 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

This ARI provides an overview of the EU’s capability for the planning, command and control of CSDP military operations and offers some practical recommendations. This ARI provides an overview of the EU’s capability for the planning, command and control of CSDP military operations and offers some practical recommendations. It argues that the lack of a permanent operational planning capability hampers flexibility in the Union’s planning process, as politico-strategic deliberations over potential CSDP missions lack the crucial operational expertise necessary to address crucial political questions, such as how many troops are needed and for how long or how much the mission will cost. Secondly, the lack of an operational planning capability denies the Union the capacity to develop (advance) contingency planning products, that are so crucial in situations where rapid reaction is required. Finally, the lack of a permanent command and control infrastructure has a negative impact upon the quality and security of the Union’s military Communication and Information Systems (CIS) and hampers the kind of overall situational awareness offered by a central command, so vital for a Union that aims to think more strategically (as argued in the 2008 revision of the European Security Strategy).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > REGIONAL COOPERATION
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > ARMED FORCES.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > DEFENCE POLICY.
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL INTEGRATION
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 13:42
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 13:42
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1930

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