Accession Number:

ADA229655

Title:

NATO Politico-Military Consultation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The way toward allied solidarity is not through confrontation or single-nation dominance, but persuasiveness within the political and strategic councils of NATO and Western Europe. The process that has evolved to generate alliance consensus in the absence of any supranational body is politico-military consultation. Enhanced US consultation is not only a matter of attitude, but a conscious recognition of the need for continuous, disciplined application of our national positions in a form that is both persuasive and sensitive to allies. This paper first reviews the evolution of the consultative process, then examines the operation of the process in a number of organizational bodies, and finally suggests some practical steps that could enhance US participation in the process of politico-military consultation. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE