Accession Number : AD0761422

Title :   Should the United States Continue to Support CENTO.

Descriptive Note : Individual research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bethke,Gerald H.

Report Date : 29 MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The purpose of this research report is to determine if the United States should continue to support the Central Treaty Organization. In addressing this problem, CENTO'S origin, historical development, membership, accomplishments, problems, and prospects are examined to include the Communist threat to the region and United States support provided to CENTO and its regional members. This examination indicates that the alliance was formed primarily as a mutual security pact in response to the threat of Communist aggression. Current emphasis in CENTO affairs; however, appears directed more toward the mutual well-being and economic development of its regional members. Additionally, there is a lack of agreement concerning the Communist threat to the region and its members are disenchanted with the organization's effectiveness. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *FOREIGN POLICY), MIDDLE EAST, COMMUNISM, THREAT EVALUATION, FOREIGN POLICY, HISTORY, DETERRENCE, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE