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