Accession Number:

ADA094983

Title:

Defense of North America during a NATO-Warsaw Pact Conflict: Some Implications of the USSR's Power Projection Capabilities.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-06

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

This study attempts to determine whether or not the existing conventional military forces and defense systems in North America are adequate both to meet commitments to NATO in the event of a major European conflict and provide for continental security. Investigation reveals that Canada is weakly defended relative to the capabilities of the USSR to project forces onto her territory. Thus, should the USSR choose to exploit this vulnerability by executing rear area military operations on the North American flank at the outset of a NATO-Warsaw Pact conflict, she could succeed in diverting crucial U.S. and Canadian reinforcements away from their primary missions on the battlefields of Europe. author

Subject Categories:

  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE