Norwegian Security Determinants: Deterrence and Reassurance.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This research provides an analysis of Norways security policy from World War II to the present. The growth of Soviet military power and the Norwegian response in the evolution of its security policy are discussed in order to discern the strength of NATOs northern flank. The adequacy of Norways policy of detente and reassurance has been questioned with respect to the premise of warning time and reinforcement. Norways policy has been successful, but with increasing national disunity regarding NATOs nuclear policy, the questionable guarantee of reinforcement, and the need for political courage and decisiveness in a crisis. Given Norwegian disunity, the Soviet Union may be able to achieve limited goals in the North without resorting to force. Author
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