NATO's New Troops: Overcoming Obstacles to Multinational Ground Forces
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This study examines the implications of NATOs strategic transformation for the U.S. Army and NATO allies and investigates their ability to achieve its envisaged future multinational force structure. The July 1990 NATO Summit Declaration in London recognized that a promising new era in Europe has begun and stated the Alliances integrated force structure and strategy would fundamentally change. The November 1991 NATO Rome Summit subsequently endorsed sweeping changes in the ground force structure. The author provides a review of the political and military context behind these dramatic and ambitious changes, shifting from eight national level corps organizations in the Central Region to six multi- national corps. He then turns to the challenges that current national level NATO ground forces will face in the next few years as they begin to reshape themselves and transform into multinational forces. He concludes with identifying some proposed principles to guide the creation of multinational formations, and thoughts on future policy considerations.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations