Accession Number : ADA274806


Title :   Sweden After the Cold War: Implications for US Regional Strategies


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Skinner, Jon A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a274806.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 138


Abstract : In support of US regional strategy requirements this thesis focuses on Sweden. The change in Sweden's neutrality policy, coupled with an increased defense budget, are the two most apparent developments. Less visible are changes in Swedish defense doctrine, missions and capability. This thesis will attempt to predict the degree and character of Sweden's move toward integration into broader security arrangements and identify the relevant implications. Further, this thesis contends that the two developments of that are shaping Swedish security policy in new directions are the end of the Cold War and Sweden's integration into the European Community (EC). In the short term, this implies for Sweden a security policy more closely paralleled with US objectives. In the long term what has been largely a bilateral Swedish-US strategic relationship will be engulfed in larger US-European questions. Within an integrated Europe, Sweden will be in a grouping of European states the most favorable to US policy.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , *NATO , *STRATEGY , *INTELLIGENCE , *EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES , *DOCTRINE , *COLD WAR , EUROPE , SECURITY , INTEGRATION , SWEDEN , BUDGETS , MISSIONS , THESES , EXPORTS , REQUIREMENTS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Geography
      Defense Systems
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE