Accession Number:

AD0648317

Title:

AMERICAN POLICY-MAKING PRACTICES AND THE ORIGINS OF THE U. S. COMMITMENT TO THE WEST BERLIN ENCLAVE

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA WEAPONS SYSTEMS EVALUATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

In the World War II era, the processes of strategic policy formulation and decision making with respect to arrangements for the occupation of Germany and Berlin were severely handicapped by both doctrinal and procedural difficulties. Generally, high-level attention was riveted exclusively upon the immediate situation, with attention to more remote matters postponed until these practical concerns had been duly dispatched, most commonly because of insensitivity to the long-term effects and indirect political consequences of technical and operational expedients.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE