Accession Number : ADA130472

Title :   Atlantic Cooperation for Gulf Security.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Ransom,David M ; McDonald,Lawrence J ; Howell,W Nathaniel

PDF Url : ADA130472

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : U.S. efforts to develop a defense capability for the Gulf have been extensive and costly but they do not offer the U.S.-- or the Europeans -- much cause for confidence. The challenge is a vital and formidable one yet, oddly enough, has been almost ignored in a U.S. - European dialogue that is minimal and pro forma. Europeans, among themselves consider it hardly at all. This paper discusses the reason for this lapse, as well as some developments that provide hope that the essential discussions can begin toward a workable Atlantic security strategy for crucial Gulf oil flows. Some mechanisms and an agenda for critical military elements are outlined to initiate U.S. - European cooperation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Geopolitics, *Western Security(International), *Defense planning, *Persian Gulf, Military planning, Joint military activities, International relations, International politics, Political alliances, Balance of power, Perception(Psychology), Bias, Government(Foreign), United States Government, USSR, Europe, Cooperation

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE