Accession Number:

ADA159285

Title:

The European Political Environment and NATO Maritime Strategy: The Future Role of Naval Forces in the Forward Defense of Western Europe. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note:

Final summary rept. for period ending 10 May 85,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

210.0

Abstract:

Until recently NATO planning focused on the balance of air-land forces on the Central Front. It was assumed that NATO maritime forces would be used almost exclusively to defend transatlantic SLOCs and protect the flanks. Navies have received more attention of late, for although sea power alone cannot win a war in Europe, a war cannot be won without it. This vol. 2 covers U.S. Naval Forces and NATO Planning, NATO Strategy and Extended Deterrence The Changing Role of Sea-Based Forces, The Rules of Engagement Issue, No-Early-First-Use and NATO Strategy Some Observations About the Tomahawk Controversy, The Land-Attack, Sea-Launched Cruise Missile and its Implications For A Central Europe NATO Scenario, Horizontal Escalation and NATO Strategy A Conceptual Overview.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE