Accession Number : ADA180732

Title :   NATO's Flexible Response Strategy and Its Communications Systems - An Ends/Means Mismatch?

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Compton,Richard N.

Report Date : 23 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : NATO's military strategy has evolved over the years and is currently referred to as flexible response. The basic tenets of flexible response call for NATO to posses s the military capabilities to deter war, but should deterrence fail, to fight an aggressor at any level of conflict. Much attention has been paid to procuring weapon systems which support the flexible response strategy but the communications systems needed by NATO's actual warfighting capability may be seriously degraded when it is needed the most.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *NATO, MILITARY STRATEGY, RESPONSE, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE