Accession Number:

ADA248115

Title:

Planning Considerations for a Future Operational Campaign in NATO's Central Region

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1992-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

With the demise of the Warsaw Treaty Organization, the withdrawal of former Soviet forces from Central Europe, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, some might question the need to examine planning considerations for a future campaign in NATOs Central Region. The short answer to that pertinent question is that such an analysis is needed precisely because of the magnitude of the tumultuous changes of the past 2 years. Indeed, the current European security environment bears little, if any, resemblance to the long familiar security landscape of Central Europe. Risks to the Alliance have been reduced dramatically and warning times have been greatly extended as former foes strive to become partners and numerous arms control treaties, agreements, and initiatives are implemented. The Alliance recognized these fundamental changes and recently agreed on innovative political and military strategic concepts to accommodate the new conditions that will rely heavily on crisis management activities, mobilizable forces, multinational formations, and intra-European reinforcements.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE