Accession Number : ADA184313

Title :   The Maritime Strategy and Coalition Defense: A Synthesis for NATO Success,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Glazier,David W

PDF Url : ADA184313

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Maritime Strategy is an essential element underpinning the credibility of the NATO alliance. Far from hampering continental defense, the Strategy enhances our deterrent posture and, should deterrence fail, increases our prospects for both preserving NATO allies and for ending hostilities on favorable terms. Execution of the global war portion of the Maritime Strategy would almost certainly occur as part of a NATO defensive effort against Warsaw Pact aggression. Also, discussions about the feasibility of executing the Maritime Strategy have attempted to compare our national force structure and capabilities to that of the Soviets.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), POLITICAL ALLIANCES, DETERRENCE, NATO, NAVAL WARFARE, SHIP CONVOYS, MERCHANT VESSELS, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, USSR

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE