Accession Number : AD0773316

Title :   NATO in Strategic Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Burns,William F.

Report Date : 15 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The Atlantic Alliance was conceived as a politico-military organization to thwart perceived efforts on the part of the Soviet Union to gain hegemony in Central and Western Europe. The paper traces the history of the Alliance and its military operational entity, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It develops the strategic concepts used by NATO planners and discusses the critical points of decision from the Lisbon force level agreements to the present. It addresses the peculiar problems which confront NATO: Germany, France, burden sharing, control of nuclear weapons, and conventional force levels. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *NATO, Reviews, Western Europe, Nuclear weapons, Military forces(Foreign)

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE