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CSIS: Trends in European Defense Spending, 2001-2006

Authors: Wan-Jung Chao, Gregory Sanders, and Guy Ben-Ari
April 24, 2008


Since 2001, Europe finds itself increasingly involved in international military operations. In light of this upsurge in military preparations and deployments, the Center for Strategic & International Studies created this report to track trends in European defense spending. Ultimately, if government spending is an indicator of the priority given to policy areas, understanding trends in defense spending can shed light on whether Europe is indeed serious about improving its military capabilities.

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