Accession Number : ADA137369

Title :   Report on Allied Contributions to the Common Defense.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA137369

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : This report seeks to describe allied contributions to the common defense and to indicate what is being done to assure that the defense of Western interests is shared equitably. The need for equitable burdensharing seems very clear. The growing Soviet threat to Western interests -- as a result of the unremitting Soviet military buildup since the early 1960s -- requires an increased defense effort by both the US and its allies. In order to maintain adequate public and governmental support for this increased defense effort, equitable burdensharing is a sine qua non. Neither we nor our allies, especially at a time of economic difficulty for all, should expect any one nation to carry a disproportionate share of the common defense burden. (Author)

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