"Most Central and East Europe (CEE) states are now revising their national security concepts and defense/military doctrines. Consensus-building on these tasks has become more difficult because many CEE states lack the interagency institutions necessary for formulating national security policy. Because many of the threats and risks to CEE security are either transnational and/or internal, and increasingly defined in economic terms, the participation of the European Union (EU) is becoming more appropriate and important. These concepts and doctrines have become more important for developing consensus on not only internal and external risks and threats, but also on the means (laws and institutions) to change concepts and doctrines, thus enhancing the legitimacy of their governments."
Strategic Forum (December 1998), no.151
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/