Accession Number : AD0778879

Title :   Application of the U.S. Strategy of Realistic Deterrence to Europe: A Strategic Doctrine for U.S. Forces.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Black,Robert W.

Report Date : 09 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A major issue, today, is whether or not changing the U.S. troop deployment posture in Europe in the 1970's would enhance the security and stability of that region. The paper explores a strategic doctrine for 'Shadowboxing Forces'. The growing pressure for reduction of U.S. armed forces, the increasing political and economic development of Western European unity, and the atmosphere of East-West detente mitigates the adjustment of the U.S. military deployments in Europe and the Mediterranean areas. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Europe, *Deterrence, *United States government, *Military forces(United States), Political science, Economics, Mediterranean Sea, NATO, National defense

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE