Effect of Doctrinal Differences on NATO C2
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The warfighting doctrines of NATOs five national armies, which are deployed in central Europe against the Warsaw Pact, are examined with emphasis on coalition warfare. NATOs warfighting doctrine is explored with particular attention to the military and political aspects of coalition warfare. Selected NATO command, control, and consultation issues, including synchronization and coordination, are identified and examined. The doctrines of these five national armies are not fully compatible. Warfighting doctrines which are not compatible increase the vulnerability of multi-national unit boundaries and do not contribute to the overall impression of deterrence. Concepts to improve NATOs deterrent and warfighting capabilities are presented. These concepts include approaching incompatible national doctrines as a coordination issue. If NATO strengthens its coordination mechanisms, both the coalitions peacetime deterrent efforts and wartime capabilities will be enhanced.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics