Accession Number : ADA262156


Title :   Defense Industrial Conversion: Background, Experience and Possibilities for Central Europe


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Pasterick, Edward T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262156.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The end of the Cold War has resulted in a global environment which is much less volatile than it has been for the past eighty years. One major outcome of this easing of world tensions has inevitably been a significant reduction in spending for defense. The eventual size of the reductions will vary from country to country, but they are already having a substantial impact on the defense industrial sector of a number of countries which have been engaged in weapons production, including the United States, the Commonwealth of Independent States, especially Russia and Ukraine, and the former Warsaw Pact members of Central Europe, notably Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. The major task facing these countries in light of these reductions will be the conversion of all or part of their industrial infrastructure from weapons manufacturing to the production of civilian goods. This analysis will examine the process of defense industry conversion from the perspective of certain analysts who have studied it extensively and then look at how the task is being approached in the Central European countries of Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.


Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES , *DEFENSE PLANNING , NATIONAL DEFENSE


Subject Categories : Geography
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE