Accession Number:

ADA055883

Title:

An Assessment of European Attitudes on Tactical Nuclear Force Modernization. Volume I. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 75-Dec 77,

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL ARLINGTON VA STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This report analyzes existing views in Europe, especially in the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom, toward tactical nuclear weapons. It also, assesses possible reactions in Europe toward the modernization of NATOs tactical nuclear force, especially through the introduction of high-accuracy, tailored-effects weapons with the potential for increasing military effectiveness while substantially reducing collateral damage in the event of war. Finally there is a discussion of ways in which European opinion might be made more receptive to tactical nuclear force modernization.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE