Accession Number : ADA258379
Title : Strategic Estimate: India
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Eric N
Report Date : 16 Apr 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : The components of the National Security Strategy that are applicable to the South Asia region are as follows: (1) Deter aggression; failing that. repel or defeat military attack on favorable terms; (2) Pursue equitable and verifiable arms control agreements; (3) Foster restraint in military spending and discourage military adventurism; (4) Prevent the transfer of militarily critical technologies and resources to hostile countries or groups; (5) Promote a strong, prosperous, and competitive U.S. economy; (6) Ensure access to foreign markets, energy, mineral resources, the oceans, and space; (7) Promote an open and expanding international economic system, based on market principles, with minimal distortions to trade and investment, stable currencies, and broadly respected rules for managing and resolving economic disputes; (8) Achieve cooperative solutions to key environmental challenges; (9) Enlarge the commonwealth of nations that share a commitment to democracy; (10) Establish a more balanced partnership with our allies; (11) Strengthen international institutions like the United Nations; (12) Maintain stable regional military balances; (13) Promote diplomatic solutions to regional disputes; and (14) Support aid, trade, and investment policies that promote economic development and social and political progress. The regional defense strategy for South Asia consists of four essential elements: Strategic nuclear deterrence and strategic nuclear defense, Forward presence, Crisis response, and Reconstitution.
Descriptors : *FOREIGN POLICY , *INDIA , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *MILITARY STRATEGY , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *SOUTH ASIA , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION , THREATS , TOPOGRAPHY , ARMS CONTROL , DIPLOMACY , DEMOCRACY , DETERRENCE , CHINA , TERRORISM , CLIMATOLOGY , INTERNATIONAL TRADE , ETHNIC GROUPS , GEOPOLITICS , POLITICAL ALLIANCES , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , PAKISTAN , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , INVESTMENTS , USSR
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE