Accession Number : AD0605523

Title :   AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE GRAND DESIGN,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Seyom

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The 'Grand Design,' as developed by the Kennedy Administration and carried over into the Johnson Administration, is discussed as being far from a blueprint for future political, economic, and military relationships. It is seen somewhat in the nature of an impressionist painting: the closer one examines it the more obscure it gets. Only by backing away from its specific content, and viewing it in the large, in contrast with other possible gross configurations of the North Atlantic area, can one discern the pattern and meaning. Thus, Administration spokesmen, when pressed to elaborate the design for the future implied by present U. S. policies toward Europe, are more precise in their maps of where we don't want to go than in their maps of the preferred destination.

Descriptors :   (*FOREIGN POLICY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT), (*DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FOREIGN POLICY), COMMERCE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, EUROPE, USSR, COMMUNISM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE