Accession Number : ADA192415

Title :   Support of NATO Strategy in the 1990's,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Carlucci, Frank C

PDF Url : ADA192415

Report Date : 25 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The following report concerns U.S. and allied planning for the future security posture of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It responds to the Congressional request (spelled out in the Appendix) that the Secretary of Defense discuss how Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) missile reductions fit with NATO objectives and how they relate to the Alliance's flexible response strategy. In so doing, the report reflects consultation with NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It concludes seven supporting sections matched to specific questions from the Congress. This Overview discusses these important matters involving flexible response, defense requirements, arms control and developing programs. All involve issues which are integral to the support of NATO and America's overall strategy -- aimed at bolstering deterrence, strengthening our alliances, and decreasing Soviet military advantages.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *NATO, ARMS CONTROL, EUROPE, INTERMEDIATE RANGE(DISTANCE), NUCLEAR FORCES(MILITARY), RESPONSE, AREA DEFENSE, ADVANCED WEAPONS, ATTACK, MISSIONS, AIR DEFENSE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WESTERN EUROPE

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE