Integrated Global Force Postures: An Overview.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER
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The report describes the approach to the problem of deriving guidelines global force posture planning for the 1980s. It discusses the necessity to consider the implications for national security of changes in the international environment. Among such changes are the attainment by the Soviet Union of nuclear parity with the United States, the growing importance of economic interactions among nations, and increasing indications of political multipolarity in the world, as evidenced by the emergence of China as a nuclear power and the advent of significant economic strength in Japan and in the Common Market of Western Europe. The report also explains the importance of redefining the future role of military force, and the relationship of military force to other elements of national power. Synthesis of these analysis elements with the national security implications of the Nixon Doctrine will enable the derivation of guidelines for a global force posture appropriate to the preservation of U.S. interests and objectives in the coming decade. Author
- Government and Political Science