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Colonel Stefano Messina

STEFANO MESSINA, Colonel, Italian Army, joined the Italian Military Academy in 1991, and he was commissioned in the engineer branch. He graduated in transport engineering,and he attended the Italian Staff Officers Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Italian Joint Staff College. He served four tours of duty abroad in Kosovo, Iraq, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. He also served in the Army General Staff and the Cabinet of the Minister of Defence, and his last appointment was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army. He also has a degree in strategic military studies and a master of arts in strategic sciences.

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SSI books and monographs by Colonel Stefano Messina

  • Friendly Force Dilemmas in Europe: Challenges Within and Among Intergovernmental Organizations and the Implications for the U.S. Army

    May 23, 2018

    Authored by Colonel Jose Luis Calvo Albero, Colonel Kirk Gallinger, Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Klingenschmid, Lieutenant Colonel Jose De Meer Madrid, Colonel Angus McAfee, Colonel Stefano Messina, Lieutenant Colonel Markus Meyer, Colonel Michael Mineni, Colonel Darryl Rupp.
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    The transatlantic community is facing a vast array of security challenges in Europe. The principal intergovernmental organizations—the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)—responsible for rising to these challenges face a number of hurdles. This monograph takes a unique perspective—that of European partners and allies—in suggesting to U.S. policymakers how Washington ought to consider adjusting its approach in Europe and beyond, as a means of helping NATO and the EU to provide credible and sustainable collective security and defense.