Accession Number : ADA229656


Title :   NATO-Warsaw Pact. Force Mobilization


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Simon, Jeffrey


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a229656.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 576


Abstract : Recent demographic and economic trends present mobilization problems for both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Warsaw Pact. When the United States and the Soviet Union agreed to rid Europe of intermediate-range nuclear weapons, their agreement increased the emphasis on conventional force balances-thus creating anew strains within and between the alliances. These developments make the time ripe for a comprehensive study of NATO and Warsaw Pact capabilities to mobilize their conventional forces. This book draws upon essays prepared for the NATO-Warsaw Pact conference. In these essays, Us and European specialists discuss developments and vulnerabilities in the blocs. They address four issues: (1) mobilization and reinforcement, (2) developments in front-line states, (3) communications and transportation problems, and (4) difficulties on the flanks. These individual studies and the book as a whole represent the most current and thorough examination of NATO-Warsaw Pact capabilities available today. Keywords: Warsaw Pact countries; Nuclear weapons/ reduction; Conventional warfare/mobilization; Tactical communications; Military transportation; Military organizations; International western security; Balance of power; Foreign military forces; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Military forces, United States; Economic impact; Arms control/treaties; USSR.


Descriptors :   *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE , *BALANCE OF POWER , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *NATO , TRANSPORTATION , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , SYMPOSIA , ECONOMIC IMPACT , ECONOMICS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MOBILIZATION , DEMOGRAPHY , REDUCTION , WESTERN EUROPE , PATTERNS , ARMS CONTROL , WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES , TREATIES , SPECIALISTS , TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL) , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY TRANSPORTATION , EUROPE , EASTERN EUROPE , USSR , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE