Accession Number : ADA312698

Title :   U.S. Participation in the NATO Multinational Corps System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Mueller, Mark R.

PDF Url : ADA312698

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : This study investigates the NATO multinational corps to determine the advantages, disadvantages and consequences of US participation in these corps. The investigation is conducted in three steps. First, the study analyzes US participation in coalition warfare in World Wars I and II, the Korean War and Desert Shield/Storm. This analysis indicates that the benefits and obstacles to fighting as part of a combined formation seem to transcend both time and technology, that the US seemingly opts to fight as part of a coalition and that an analysis of these coalitions provide criteria from which to evaluate combined formations. Second, the study analyzes the NATO multinational corps to determine what advantages, disadvantages and consequences these corps have for NATO. The study reveals that the combined corps are militarily viable multinational formations which furnish NATO several advantages and address many of the problems inherent to combined formations. Third, the study investigates US participation in the multinational corps. The investigation reveals that the corps afford the US many advantages, few disadvantages, and have the ultimate consequence of furnishing a training ground for the US to better prepare to fight and win as part of a combined force.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATO, IRAQ, KUWAIT, MILITARY STRATEGY, TRAINING, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, BARRIERS, KOREA.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE