Accession Number : AD0774213

Title :   NATO Infrastructure - Who Pays.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Curtis,Arthur

Report Date : 05 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The NATO common infrastructure program was inaugurated by NATO in 1951 and was designed to provide the fixed installations and facilities for both training standing NATO forces in peacetime and use by NATO forces in war. The essay examines the cost sharing of the program by member nations in an effort to determine whether the US percentage share is disproportionate to that of the other members. It concludes that the rapid economic growth of the Western European nations has enabled them to assume a greater portion of the defense burden with a subsequent lessening of US defense expenditures and an improved balance of payments position. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NATO, Costs, Military training, Government(Foreign), United States government

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE