Accession Number:

AD0631299

Title:

THE 1966 BRITISH DEFENSE REVIEW,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The following implications seem to emerge from the 1966 defense white paper and debate Britain has decided for the time being to maintain a presence in both Europe and the Far East. Labour leaders have accepted a role for Britain in relation to the United States which has been described as similar to that of Canada. British defense capabilities will henceforth be strictly budget -limited and no important military operation will be undertaken without the United States. Nothing indicates that Britain will give up its nuclear weapons capability in the foreseeable future but will keep it as a political counterweight to Frances Force de Frappe. British participation in a nuclear guarantee for India looks more remote than it did in 1965. Unless conditions change Britain will refrain from raising awkward questions of NATO strategy, nuclear free zones, and disengagement.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE