NATO in the 1990s: An Assessment of the Literature.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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This monograph reviews the significant body of literature on NATO published in English since its revised strategy document, The Alliances Strategic Concept, appeared in 1991 and determines what contributions this literature makes toward understanding present and future trans-Atlantic security strategies. The study frames the arguments along four major fault lines enlargement, the U.S. role in NATO, NATOs relationship with other European security organizations, and NATOs conduct of out-of-area military operations. The author examines these key areas and provides an assessment across the spectrum of literature published by Alliance leaders, advisors, political analysts, and historians on the nature of the debates, whether or not the debates are changing, and the influence these debates have had in shaping NATOs post-Cold War direction. Finally, the author concludes that the nature of the debate is changing and provides a series of implications for NATO which include a discussion of its reinforced role as the worlds premiere post-Cold War security organization and its emerging role as United Nations coalition peacekeeper.
- Government and Political Science