Accession Number : ADA126950


Title :   Detente and Alliance Politics in the Postwar Era: Strategic Dilemmas in United States - West German Relations.


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Foerster,Schuyler


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a126950.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 478


Abstract : Throughout the postwar period, detente has been a central issue in relations between the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. This thesis argues that detente is inherently limited: as a strategy for achieving objectives that have remained remarkably consistent throughout the postwar period, detente is predicated on the maintenance of a strong alliance; to the extent that it raises basic and perhaps irresolvable questions within the alliance, it tends to threaten alliance cohesion and thus undermine its own foundation.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , FOREIGN POLICY , USSR , UNITED STATES , STRATEGY , THESES , HISTORY , ARMS CONTROL , COMMUNISM , WEST GERMANY , DETENTE


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE