Accession Number : ADA143545


Title :   Norwegian Security Determinants: Deterrence and Reassurance.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Linnehan,J J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a143545.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 193


Abstract : This research provides an analysis of Norway's security policy from World War II to the present. The growth of Soviet military power and the Norwegian response in the evolution of its security policy are discussed in order to discern the strength of NATO's northern flank. The adequacy of Norway's policy of detente and reassurance has been questioned with respect to the premise of warning time and reinforcement. Norway's policy has been successful, but with increasing national disunity regarding NATO's nuclear policy, the questionable 'guarantee of reinforcement', and the need for political courage and decisiveness in a crisis. Given Norwegian disunity, the Soviet Union may be able to achieve limited goals in the North without resorting to force. (Author)


Descriptors :   *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL) , *NATIONAL DEFENSE , AIR DEFENSE , USSR , NATO , POLICIES , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , DECISION MAKING , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MOBILIZATION , VULNERABILITY , THESES , THREAT EVALUATION , HISTORY , NORWAY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , DETERRENCE , WARNING SYSTEMS , DETENTE


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE