Accession Number : ADA256207


Title :   A Strategic Planning Process for NATO for the 1990s


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Doganay, Mehmet M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256207.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 167


Abstract : This thesis deals with the possible shifts in NATO's strategy for the rest of the 1990s. It uses a strategic planning model to explore these possible shift's in strategy. Strategic planning is a systematic process of defining the mission and the objectives and creating action plans, policies and resource allocations to achieve them. Every organization should initiate strategic planning in order to address the evolving needs of its stakeholders. NATO, which was founded as an organization in 1949, has to do the same thing. The general mission of NATO was to protect the freedom and the well-being of its member people. During the period of 1949-1989 NATO faced a massive Soviet threat and so defined objectives and formulated strategies to contain it. NATO's environment has radically changed since 1989. Although the general mission of NATO has not changed, it needs to identify new objectives and formulate new strategies in order to cope with the current and potential threats, and to exploit these opportunities afforded by the new environmental shifts.


Descriptors :   *NATO , *MILITARY STRATEGY , POLICIES , ENVIRONMENTS , ORGANIZATIONS , STRATEGY , MODELS , THESES , PLANNING , MISSIONS , ALLOCATIONS , RESOURCES , REST


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE