Accession Number:

ADA136539

Title:

Report on Allied Contributions to the Common Defense,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

The steady increases in Soviet military capabilities over the past two decades--the product of Moscows decision to devote some 12-14 percent of its Gross Domestic Product GDP to increasing its already massive military forces--have left the Western Alliance in a situation that demands urgent action to insure our capability to deter Soviet adventurism or to defend Western interests. We must restore stability by increasing and modernizing NATOs forces sufficiently to restrain Soviet moves inimical to these interests. To do so will require additional defense measures from all the allies. This report seeks to quantify present efforts and to indicate what is being done to assure that the burden of Western defense is shared fairly.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE