Accession Number : ADA560710


Title :   Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Nichols, Tom ; Stuart, Douglas ; McCausland, Jeffrey D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560710.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 541


Abstract : Only since World War II has the United States in- volved itself contrary to the advice of leaders begin- ning with George Washington in foreign alliances in peacetime. This book does not address this question in particular. However, it does consider one of the keystone strategies that serve as the basis for the cohesion of our longest peacetime alliance, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The deployment of tactical nuclear weapons was a major decision not reached lightly by ourselves and our allies and con- tinues to be a point of concern to this day. As a preliminary to the chapters to follow, I want to address the issues surrounding the deployment and potential use of tactical nuclear weapons within NATO from a users perspective.


Descriptors :   *NATO , *NUCLEAR WEAPONS , DECISION MAKING , DEPLOYMENT , LEADERSHIP , PEACETIME , SECOND WORLD WAR , STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE