Accession Number : ADA188565

Title :   Soviet Objectives in the INF Negotiations and European Security.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Baumgardner, Howard J.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : On 12 December 1979, NATO officials announced the decision to deploy 108 Pershing II nuclear missiles and 464 Ground Launched Cruise Missiles, in response to the Soviet deployment of SS-20 nuclear missiles. The NATO decision was met by a determined Soviet effort to prevent the deployment of the new missiles. The Soviet effort consisted of negotiations, diplomatic propaganda, and covert measures. When it was clear that the deployment was not going to be stopped, the Soviets agreed to formal INF arms reduction talks. It is this author's opinion that the Soviet negotiation tactics, during the INF talks, supported the long range goal of reducing the military effectiveness of NATO, and also supported the goal of reducing U.S. influence in Europe.

Descriptors :   *ARMS CONTROL, *SECURITY, *SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, COVERT OPERATIONS, DEPLOYMENT, EUROPE, GUIDED MISSILES, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), LONG RANGE(TIME), NATO, USSR, INTERMEDIATE RANGE(DISTANCE), CRUISE MISSILES, UNITED STATES, THESES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE