Accession Number : ADA192801
Title : The Implications of the INF (Intermediate Nuclear Force) Treaty on NATO Strategy.
Descriptive Note : Student rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Amend, Joseph H , Jr
PDF Url : ADA192801
Report Date : Mar 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : The INF Treaty has refocused NATO attention on the longstanding concern of the applicability of the current NATO strategy. This study examines the implications of the INF Treaty on the current NATO strategy of Flexible Response. The tenets of Flexible Response includesustainability and escalation control. This study concludes that even prior to the INF Treaty, Flexible Response was not a valid strategy due to lack of sustainability and escalation control. In the absence of a valid Flexible Response Doctrine, NATO strategy reverts to massive Retaliation. Recommendations to alleviate this situation are suggested.
Descriptors : *MILITARY STRATEGY, *TREATIES, DOCTRINE, NATO, RESPONSE, EUROPE, NUCLEAR WARFARE
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE