Eurodeterrent

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The Flag of the European Union

Euro- +‎ deterrent.

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Eurodeterrent

  1. The proposed unified nuclear deterrent of the European Community (before November 1993) and the European Union (after November 1993).
    • 1980, Leopold Łabędź, “1983: How Europe Fell”, in Policy Review, number 17, Washington, D.C.: Hoover Institution, ISSN 0146-5945, OCLC 818922700, page 11:
      The idea of a Eurodeterrent, essentially based on Anglo-French or Franco-German cooperation, has not materialized, for national political reasons. In the meantime the Soviet Union has increased the number of its SS-20 nuclear missiles and of its Backfire bombers, which were excluded from the SALT II agreement as “non-strategic,” but which can, with their respective ranges, easily hit the obsolete French and British nuclear arsenals and the European airports on which the strategic air-forces are based.
    • 1999, Kōrō Bessho, Identities and Security in East Asia (Adelphi Papers; 325), Oxford: Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, →ISBN, page 40:
      If a group of European nations under EU, WEU [Western European Union]or other auspices succeeded in building a collective ‘Eurodeterrent’, some Americans might conclude that US commitments and forces in Europe were no longer necessary.
    • 2015, Ramesh Thakur, “The Nuclear Debate”, in Nuclear Weapons and International Security: Collected Essays, Abingdon, Oxon.; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, →ISBN, page 72:
      A number of European governments publicly criticized France to the clear dismay of French leaders. The effort by Paris to portray its nuclear weapons as the 'European deterrent' (or Euro-deterrent) failed to win many hearts and minds in Europe.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eurodeterrent ? (genitive Eurodeterrent)

  1. Eurodeterrent (unified nuclear deterrent of the European Union)

Polish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eurodeterrent ?

  1. Eurodeterrent (unified nuclear deterrent of the European Union)