Accession Number : ADA310300

Title :   NATO in the 1990s: An Assessment of the Literature.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Drach, Ann K.

PDF Url : ADA310300

Report Date : 23 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This monograph reviews the significant body of literature on NATO published in English since its revised strategy document, 'The Alliance's Strategic Concept,' appeared in 1991 and determines what contributions this literature makes toward understanding present and future trans-Atlantic security strategies. The study frames the arguments along four major fault lines: enlargement, the U.S. role in NATO, NATO's relationship with other European security organizations, and NATO's conduct of 'out-of-area' military operations. The author examines these key areas and provides an assessment across the spectrum of literature published by Alliance leaders, advisors, political analysts, and historians on the nature of the debates, whether or not the debates are changing, and the influence these debates have had in shaping NATO's post-Cold War direction. Finally, the author concludes that the nature of the debate is changing and provides a series of implications for NATO which include a discussion of its reinforced role as the world's premiere post-Cold War security organization and its emerging role as United Nations' coalition peacekeeper.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATO, EUROPE, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, LEADERSHIP, PEACETIME, LITERATURE SURVEYS, COLD WAR, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE