Accession Number:

ADA066801

Title:

Soviet Perceptions of NATO.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-09

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The Soviet Union does not necessarily view NATO in the same fashion as do Western observers. Therefore, to complete the perceptual picture one needs to look at NATO through a Soviet filter and that is the basic purpose of this paper. Using predominantly Soviet sources, the author examines NATO cohesiveness from a Soviet perspective how France and surprisingly China, since approximately 1972, fit into a composite Soviet threat projection posed by NATO and its allies the Soviet view of NATOs military standardization and how Moscow believes that the Vietnam conflict in some ways was good for both the United States and NATO. If in the last quarter of the twentieth century Western policy makers hope to affect Soviet policies and actions in direction of peaceful solutions to problems and avoiding a nonproductive uncontrolled arms race, they must begin with an understanding of how the European situation appears from the Kremlin.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE