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Nato"s Future Conventional Defense Strategy in Central Europe

Richard L. Kugler

Nato"s Future Conventional Defense Strategy in Central Europe

Theater Employment Doctrine for the Post-Cold War Era

by Richard L. Kugler

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Published by Rand Corp .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Europe,
  • Military doctrine,
  • North America,
  • Armed Forces,
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organiza,
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8187879M
    ISBN 10083301188X
    ISBN 109780833011886
    OCLC/WorldCa24380070

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Europe. NATO, with robust US presence and influence, emerged as the core asset in countering and challenging the Russian threat once again. As a result, the vision of a European military has been deferred indefinitely. THE FUTURE OF EUROPE’S DEFENSE: NATO OR AN EU ARMY? Visuel enfant x_Mise en page 1 30/05/ Page 1.

      As attractive and inspiring as many find the motto “Europe, whole and free,” NATO’s “Open Door Policy” did not ultimately provide a sufficient avenue towards achieving and retaining that goal. The only other pan-European security agreement, the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE), died in when Russia unilaterally withdrew. defense, as currently implemented by NATO. forces, provides a sound opera-tional strategy for the conventional defense of Europe. Can the current defense forces disposed in wartime along the intra-German border prevent major WARSAW Pact breakthroughs and provide defense in depth to contain or destroy the breakthrough forces.

    This study assesses the roles of nuclear posture and doctrine in relation to forward defense of NATO-Europe, examining the necessity for this forward defense in detail. The current issue of a 'surprise attack' on NATO-center is discussed, and the report also examines what is known concerning Soviet posture and doctrine vis a vis Central Europe. Countering Russian Nuclear Strategy In Central Europe. By Elbridge Colby Print. The Setting These capabilities include the forward-deployed B gravity bombs based in Europe for defense of NATO, weapons that can be delivered by the aircraft of the members of the alliance participating in the nuclear mission. A crucial step in meeting.


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Nato"s Future Conventional Defense Strategy in Central Europe by Richard L. Kugler Download PDF EPUB FB2

NATO's Future Conventional Defense Strategy in Central Europe: Theater Employment Doctrine for the Post-Cold War Era | RAND. Provides a political-military analysis for thinking about how NATO's conventional defense strategy can be adjusted to contribute to stability in Central Europe in the coming post-Cold War era.

Skip to page content. NATO's Future Conventional Defense Strategy in Central Europe: Theater Employment Doctrine for the Post-Cold War Era Author: Richard L. Kugler Subject: Provides a political-military analysis for thinking about how NATO's conventional defense strategy can be adjusted to contribute to stability in Central Europe in the coming post-Cold War era.

NATO's future conventional defense strategy in Central Europe: theater employment doctrine for the post-Cold War era Author: Richard L Kugler ; Rand Corporation.

Nato's Future Conventional Defense Strategy in Central Europe: Theater Employment Doctrine for the Post-Cold War Era Jan 1, by Richard L. Kugler Paperback. Although we live in a time in which strategies using nuclear weapons dominate the attention of most defense analysts, there are reasons why more attention should be paid to conventional defense strategy.

This thesis explores NATO's strategy for defending Central Europe with conventional battlefield weapons. The discussion centers on the military and political complexities involved in the Author: Patrick Joseph Geary. paid to conventional defense strategy. This thesis explores NATO's strategy for defending Central Europe with conventional battlefield weapons.

The discussion centers on the military and political complexities involved in the strategy of Forward Defense. Included also is a brief.

The Future of NATO takes a sober look at what the alliance and its members must do to maintain NATO's relevance in the face of today's strategic environment.

The result is an important work that. In any future reductions, our aim should be to seek Russian agreement to increase transparency on its nuclear weapons in Europe and relocate these weapons away from the territory of NATO members.

Any further steps must take into account the disparity with the greater Russian stockpiles of short-range nuclear weapons. The Strategic Concept states that collective defence is the Alliance’s greatest responsibility and “deterrence, based on an appropriate mix of nuclear and conventional capabilities, remains a core element” of NATO’s overall strategy.

While stressing that the Alliance does not consider any country to be its adversary, it provides a comprehensive list of capabilities the Alliance aims to. Mako, U.S. Ground Forces; Posen, ‘Is NATO Decisively Outnumbered?’, and ‘Measuring the European Conventional Balance: Coping with Complexity in Threat Assessment’, International Security, vol.

9, no. 3 (Winter –) pp. 47–John Mearsheimer, ‘Numbers, Strategy and the European Balance’, International Security, vol. 12, no. 4 (Spring ) pp. –85, and ‘Why the.

This book provides a thorough assessment of the on-going debates and discussions taking place within and outside of NATO in Europe and North America.

In its return to deterrence, NATO is confronted with challenges relating to strategic thinking, capability development, and the role of nuclear weapons. NATO's renewed emphasis on conventional defenses and the expanding scope of Franco‐German defense cooperation in recent years have focused interest on the potential role of France in the conventional defense of Central Europe.

Conventional Deterrence is a book about the origins of war. Why do nations faced with the prospect of large-scale conventional war opt for or against an offensive strategy. John J. Mearsheimer examines a number of crises that led to major conventional wars to explain why deterrence s: 4.

The change in borders of a European state by force and other hostile activities in Eastern Europe served as a wake-up call for both the EU and NATO; the former to re-evaluate its reluctance to invest in defense, and the latter to re-evaluate its focus on crisis management and partnership while ignoring its core mission of common defense.

A text on NATO which discusses such subjects as nuclear weapons and conventional defence, NATO's central front, the military balance, Soviet military doctrine, NATO operational doctrine and. The basic question is whether or not the strategic principle of forward defense, as currently implemented by NATO forces, provides a sound operational strategy for the conventional defense of Europe.

Can the current defense forces disposed in wartime along the intra-German border prevent major WARSAW Pact breakthroughs and provide defense in. Nato's Future Conventional Defense Strategy in Central Europe: Theater Employment Doctrine for the Post-Cold War Era; Moscow's spring or NATO's autumn: U.S.

policy and the future of Europe (A Rand Note) by Richard L Kugler (RAND, ) Lee's mistake:. The final declaration recommitted the alliance to collective defense and its spending goals, and Mr. Macron got agreement on a new study of NATO’s future strategy, termed in NATO.

The Framework for Future Alliance Operations workshop was a two-and-a-half-day working-level event held at the Joint Warfare Centre which brought together 87 participants from 18 Nations (15 NATO & 3 Partner Nations), NATO Commands and Agencies, 16 Centres of Excellence, European Committee and Defence Agency, think tanks and academia.

Even before the guns fell silent in Europe init became apparent to American and British planners that the Soviet Union would hold a massive advantage in land power along the Central. fect NATO’s need for nuclear weapons in Europe, i.e., what is the appropriate mix of nuclear, conventional and missile defense forces?

• Can NATO maintain nuclear risk- and bur-den-sharing if. Workshop Report: Program on Security in Northern Europe The workshop opened with reflections on the essential importance of the rules-based international order for transatlantic security, and particularly for Northern Europe.

That order requires U.S. leadership – NATO’s effectiveness as an alliance is inseparable from a robust U.S. commitment. Russian policy and actions are characterized.However, contradictions within NATO, both political and economical, are on the rise, Alexander Neu, the Die Linke party spokesman in the Bundestag Defense Committee, said.

"The adopted NATO strategy cannot hide the fact that the different interests of the individual NATO member states are increasing. The US wants to secure its European bridgehead.