Accession Number:

AD0751209

Title:

Implications of the Nixon Doctrine for the Defense Planning Process

Descriptive Note:

Technical note (Final)

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST ARLINGTON VA STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

175.0

Abstract:

This study was undertaken to provide for the defense planning system a broad examination of the implications of the Presidents foreign policy for the U.S. defense posture in the decade ahead. The Nixon Doctrine addresses the problems of a world undergoing the uncertainties of change. The balance of power is becoming more complex the bipolar confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union continues, but new power centers - Japan, China, Western Europe - must be reckoned with in the new international milieu. The Nixon Doctrine is thus a guideline for a time of transition as the United States redefines its role in the world, taking a lower profile in world affairs, calling on friends and allies to bear a greater share of the security burden, and attempting a lower international tension by a demons rated willingness to negotiate with adversaries.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE