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