Accession Number : ADA314302

Title :   United States General Accounting Office (GAO) Report to the Chairman, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives. NATO ENLARGEMENT. NATO and U.S. Actions Taken to Facilitate Enlargement.

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

PDF Url : ADA314302

Report Date : 06 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : In January 1994, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) committed itself to enlarging its membership to include newly democratic states of the former Communist bloc. According to the Department of State, the U.S. government has been the driving force behind NATO'S enlargement process. In response to your request, we examined issues involving this future enlargement. Specifically, our objectives were to identify (1) the nature of actions taken or planned to facilitate the future enlargement of NATO, (2) the extent of current and planned U.S. bilateral assistance programs to enhance the military operations and capabilities of NATO'S aspiring members, and (3) the potential costs of enlargement to NATO and the new members. As you requested, we will continue our evaluation of NATO'S Partnership for Peace (PH)) program and bilateral programs that complement and support it.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *MILITARY PLANNING, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATO, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE