Accession Number:

ADA235993

Title:

NATO Strategy in a New World Order

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This study examines the new strategy that is slowly taking shape within the alliance, and the role that NATO is most likely to play within a larger European security regime where responsibilities may be shared with other European multination organizations--the European Community EC, the Western European Union WEU, and the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe CSCE, for example. These and other organizations, the author contends, may compete, evolve, engage in cooperative ventures, even merge. Their collective challenge is to accommodate Europes emergence from a U.S.-dominated security umbrella NATO while maintaining an American presence in a new political- economic-security order. The outcome will be determined through a slow, iterative process driven by either declining or resurgent threats, and compromises among states over divergent domestic agendas, limited willingness to relinquish national sovereignty, suspicions between large and small states, and varying commitments to the American trans-Atlantic relationship.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE