Accession Number:

ADA159286

Title:

The European Political Environment and NATO Maritime Strategy: The Future Role of Naval Forces in the Forward Defense of Western Europe. Volume 3.

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:

243.0

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. Vol. 3 covers NATOs Northern Flank, NATOs Southern Flank and Mediterranean Security, French Naval Forces and the Maritime Strategy, Soviet Naval Forces and Theater Strategy Implications for Naval Planning, The Soviet Envelopment Option in a NATO Contingency Implications for Alliance Strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE