Accession Number : ADA136539

Title :   Report on Allied Contributions to the Common Defense,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weinberger,C W

PDF Url : ADA136539

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : The steady increases in Soviet military capabilities over the past two decades--the product of Moscow's decision to devote some 12-14 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to increasing its already massive military forces--have left the Western Alliance in a situation that demands urgent action to insure our capability to deter Soviet adventurism or to defend Western interests. We must restore stability by increasing and modernizing NATO's forces sufficiently to restrain Soviet moves inimical to these interests. To do so will require additional defense measures from all the allies. This report seeks to quantify present efforts and to indicate what is being done to assure that the burden of Western defense is shared fairly.

Descriptors :   *Defense planning, *Defense systems, *Cost analysis, *NATO, *Strategic analysis, Cost estimates, Costs, Economic analysis, Economic impact, Military forces(Foreign), Military forces(United States), Japan, Department of Defense, Resource management, Threats, Operational readiness, Vulnerability

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE