Accession Number:

ADA220585

Title:

Beyond Containment and Deterrence: A Security Framework for Europe in the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The revolution of 1989 in Eastern Europe fundamentally changed the political, economic and military landscape of Europe and the world. The security framework which provided peace and security in Europe since the end of World War II appears to be collapsing. Europe is free falling toward the 21st century without a clear image of the security structure for the future. This paper examines the current security framework for Europe, including the historical context upon which it was built. The author then forecasts a vision of the initial decades of the 21st Century in Europe, and examines U.S. national security interests in that period. Based upon this vision of the future, the paper critically examines national security policies and strategies. The author recommends new policies to replace containment, deterrence and flexible response as well as a new security framework for Europe in the 21st century. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE