IFS Info no. 2/2004
The American Efort to Transform Europe's Armed Forces
In 1999 the Clinton administration launched the Defence Capabilities Initiative (DCI). The initiative derived from a discrepancy between European and US armament and the US desire to transform Europe into a more efficient military actor. Tormod Heier analyses the situation and asks how the US wanted European NATO members to transform their military forces. What were the US expectations for the European transformation?
Tormod Heier is a PhD candidate at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. He is a major in the Norwegian Army and graduated from the Staff College in 2001. Heier also holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College, London and a cand. philol. (MA) in political science from the University of Oslo.