Accession Number : ADA325186

Title :   The Strategy of Selective Engagement and Enlargement in Central and Eastern Europe.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Bolster, Kent R.

PDF Url : ADA325186

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The entire political, economic and military environment in Central and Eastern Europe has been turned upside down and shaken with the collapse of communism and dissolution of the Soviet Union. The National Security Strategy of Selective Engagement and Enlargement is the means by which the United States will meet new opportunity and challenge in Central and Eastern Europe. Its goals are clear: to enhance our own security worldwide; to bolster American economic vitality; to promote democracy through a regional approach. The purpose of this paper is to provide some background on what the 'battlefield' looks like in Central and Eastern Europe, to outline what efforts are already being made by the European Command with regard to implementing this strategy, to provide some assessment of how the former Warsaw Pact and Soviet militaries are assimilating in transition, and equally as important, recommended efforts for the future. Although this paper will discuss what Department of State initiatives are being taken to support this strategy, its primary focus is on what Peacetime Engagement programs the military is promoting through the use of its General Purpose and Special Operations Forces.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *EASTERN EUROPE, *CENTRAL EUROPE, USSR, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTS, ECONOMICS, BATTLEFIELDS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, COMMUNISM, DEMOCRACY, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE