Accession Number : AD0783797

Title :   Soviet Politico-Military Strategy for Europe, 1977-1984: Implications for the United States and NATO.

Descriptive Note : Group research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gruver,Neill R. ; Hunt,Wallace G. ; Manning,Thomas J. ; Trowbridge,Clarence A. ; Williams,Randall L.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The study examines the likely USSR political objectives towards Western Europe over the next decade and the strategy the Soviets will employ to gain these objectives. Also, possible implications of this strategy on the US and NATO were examined. It is concluded that the Soviet Union has indeed not renounced the idea of world dominance. Detente is perceived as an expedient to improve its economic, technological, and military capabilities, while undermining American influence in Europe. The Soviets believe they can achieve their objectives without their involvement in a major armed conflict. Confrontation, yes, but confrontation short of war. The United States and NATO should not be lulled into a false sense of security; thereby creating a political vacuum for the Soviets to expand their influence. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Foreign policy, *Military strategy, *USSR, *Europe, United States government, NATO, Eastern Europe, China, Japan

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE