The four above-mentioned development traits are aspects that Denmark is faced with in its international collaboration in NATO, the UN and the EU. They help secure Danish sovereignty, but challenge it at the same time. In the following, Danish sovereignty will be illustrated from the following three angles:
Upholding sovereignty and territory
Intervention, including R2P
Integration, including task sharing and command.
In its report, the Defence Commission 2008 concluded: '[i]t is assessed that in the near future, Denmark will not be confronted by direct, conventional military threats' (Defence Commission, 2008:60), but at the same time underlined the need for upholding...