Accession Number : AD0763243

Title :   Realistic Deterrence in NATO.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Cooley,Andrew L. , Jr

Report Date : 28 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : NATO still lacks a military doctrine that is fully accepted by all the allies, and has failed to achieve a division of labor that might yield a viable conventional defense of Europe. The US strategy of Realistic Deterrence has not solved this problem, but has offered one possible solution if combined force planning is investigated. The approach was to first analyze the strategy of Realistic Deterrence and that of NATO. A literature search method was used which focused on the unclassified material which accurately describes the two strategies. Criticisms by academic and military leaders were next analyzed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*DETERRENCE, REVIEWS), EUROPE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL DEFENSE, WEST GERMANY, FRANCE, BELGIUM, GREAT BRITAIN, NETHERLANDS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE