Accession Number:

ADA200493

Title:

Process and Problems in Developing NATO Tactical Air Doctrine

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Understanding the interests and tactics of our allies is important to improving cooperation with the Tactical Air Working Party TAWP of NATO. U.S. delegations are assigned to the TAWP for much shorter periods than their British and West German counterparts, who benefit from their longer experience and better knowledge. TAWP meetings are inauspicious forums for initial presentation of new concepts and procedures. Informal preliminary discussions improve the prospects of eventual acceptance, and preliminary multilateral panels are an effective channel for proposing doctrine. Such interactions have promoted early identification of contentious issues and potential solutions, development of appropriate game plans for the presentation of proposals within the TAWP, and enhanced understanding of operational concerns and institutional constraints. FR

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE