Accession Number:

ADA184313

Title:

The Maritime Strategy and Coalition Defense: A Synthesis for NATO Success,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Maritime Strategy is an essential element underpinning the credibility of the NATO alliance. Far from hampering continental defense, the Strategy enhances our deterrent posture and, should deterrence fail, increases our prospects for both preserving NATO allies and for ending hostilities on favorable terms. Execution of the global war portion of the Maritime Strategy would almost certainly occur as part of a NATO defensive effort against Warsaw Pact aggression. Also, discussions about the feasibility of executing the Maritime Strategy have attempted to compare our national force structure and capabilities to that of the Soviets.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE