Accession Number : AD0778193

Title :   The Citizen-Army Concept in Germany: Political-Military Implications.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST ARLINGTON VA STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lellenberg,Jon L.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The paper presents an analysis of the political-military implications for a possible application of the citizen-army concept by the Federal Republic of Germany. Pressures leading to proposed force structure reforms of the Bundeswehr are viewed, and the suitability of various national modes of the citizen-army concept are examined with reference to West German requirements and constraints. The contribution of both the German Territorial Army and a territorial defense force to NATO's capacity for deterrence and defense is analyzed, and the political liabilities and assets of such force development are delineated and discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *West Germany, *Military forces(Foreign), *Political science, NATO, Deterrence, Defense systems, Military reserves

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE