Accession Number:

ADA126950

Title:

Detente and Alliance Politics in the Postwar Era: Strategic Dilemmas in United States - West German Relations.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

478.0

Abstract:

Throughout the postwar period, detente has been a central issue in relations between the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. This thesis argues that detente is inherently limited as a strategy for achieving objectives that have remained remarkably consistent throughout the postwar period, detente is predicated on the maintenance of a strong alliance to the extent that it raises basic and perhaps irresolvable questions within the alliance, it tends to threaten alliance cohesion and thus undermine its own foundation.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE