Naval Arms Control: Where Do We Go From Here?
Individual study project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Arms control initiatives have played an important role in American politics dating back to 1817. Naval arms control agreements made during the period between World War I and World War II may have indirectly led to the United States being outflanked in naval power by what would become its adversaries Germany and Japan. These bloody lessons have not easily been forgotten. Yet since the mid-1980s, the Soviet Union has intensified political pressure to incorporate naval arms limitations into overall arms control negotiations. This study explores the ongoing negotiations and the implications of future agreements given the unstable international security environment and the establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States CIS. In its final analysis, this paper concludes that major concludes that major concessions in naval arms control during this period of uncertainty, is not in the best interest of U.S. national interest.
- Government and Political Science