Accession Number : ADA213263

Title :   Military Presence: U.S. Personnel in NATO Europe.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA213263

Report Date : 06 Oct 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : For the past few years, the Congress has questioned whether the U.S. military presence in Europe can or should be reduced. Most recently, arms reduction task and the possibility that some agreement will be reached between the United States and the Soviet Union have highlighted the need for information on U.S. forces in Europe. To this end, GAO addressed the following questions to provide certain information that should be useful to the Congress in assessing the U.S. presence in the North Atlantic Treaty Organizational (NATO): 1) How many military and civilian personnel are assigned in NATO Europe, and how many dependents are residing with them; and 2) What military commands, defense agencies, and other defense-related U.S. government organizations are located in NATO Europe; what personnel are assigned to them; and what missions are they performing? The data in this report should provide a good baseline of historical information to illustrate trends in the numbers of U.S. military personnel, associated civilian personnel, and their dependents; their geographic distribution; and respective mission in NATO Europe. (KR)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *WESTERN EUROPE, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, ARMS CONTROL, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NATO, USSR

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE