Accession Number:

ADA252396

Title:

Options and Opportunities--U.S. Strategy Toward Turkey in the 1990s

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The rapidly changing landscape of Europe and the changes in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Gulf war combine to shape a critical role For Turkey in the 1990s. Turkeys strategic location, her increased importance to NATO Vis a vis the Soviet Union, her economic potential and economic needs, her potential to control critical water resources in the Middle East, and the significance of her military resources all have enormous strategy implications For the United States. Complicating these significant issues are many political sensitivities and uncertainties in dealing with the European Community, the nations of the Middle East, and neighboring states. Therefore, a cogent and consistent U. S. strategy is needed to delineate Turkeys Future role as an ally of the West and a link to the Middle East.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE