Accession Number:

ADA014656

Title:

Military Force as a Political Instrument Since the Second World War: Policy Implications

Descriptive Note:

Interim status technical rept.

Corporate Author:

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1975-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The study examines the ways, and the effectiveness with which, the United States and the Soviet Union have employed their armed forces, short of actual violence, during the period 1946-1975. The study further explains the interconnections between demonstrative displays of military force and the success or failure of foreign policy in the postwar period. The study analyzed 300 incidents since 1945 in which either the United States or the USSR has utilized its armed forces, without significant violence, in support of foreign policy objectives.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE