Accession Number:

ADA339460

Title:

Report to the Congress on the Military Requirements and Costs of NATO Enlargement.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

At the July 1997 NATO summit in Madrid, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization invited Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic to begin accession talks to join the Alliance. On February 11, 1998 the President transmitted the accession protocols to the United States Senate seeking its advice and consent on this central pillar of the Administrations strategy for ensuring European stability into the 21st century. This report, submitted to Congress pursuant to the FY 98 Department of Defense Authorization and Appropriations Acts and the FY 98 Military Construction Appropriations Act, discusses the U.S. assessment of the NATO reports on common-funded enlargement requirements and costs, describes the analytical means used to prepare those reports, and delineates the anticipated U.S. share of NATO common-funded costs through 2002, as well as other considerations related to NATO enlargement. The February 1997 Report to the Congress on the Enlargement of NATO Rationale Benefits Costs and Implications illustratively outlined the broader dimensions of the military implications and costs of NATO enlargement, beyond just common-funded enlargement requirements and costs. That report also discussed both current members and new members military upgrades, which would be funded by those nations and are not addressed in detail in this more focused response to the Congressional requests cited above.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE