NATO in Strategic Perspective.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Atlantic Alliance was conceived as a politico-military organization to thwart perceived efforts on the part of the Soviet Union to gain hegemony in Central and Western Europe. The paper traces the history of the Alliance and its military operational entity, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. It develops the strategic concepts used by NATO planners and discusses the critical points of decision from the Lisbon force level agreements to the present. It addresses the peculiar problems which confront NATO Germany, France, burden sharing, control of nuclear weapons, and conventional force levels. Modified author abstract
- Government and Political Science