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NATO's changing strategic agenda : the conventional defence of central Europe

Author: Colin McInnes
Publisher: Winchester, MA : Unwin Hyman, 1990.
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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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin McInnes
ISBN: 004445211X 9780044452119
OCLC Number: 123196071
Description: xx, 201 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 Nato, nuclear weapons and conventional defence: flexible response; problems with nuclear reliance; raising with the nuclear threshold; minimum deterrence; common security; conclusion. Part 2 NATO'S central front: the political context; the geography of the central front; NATO - organization and deployment; the WTO - organization and deployment; conclusion. Part 3 the military balance: bean counting; measuring force effectiveness; analysing combat dynamics; conclusion. Part 4 Soviet military doctrine: the great patriotic war; Stalin and the nuclear age; the 'Revolution in Military Affairs'; developing a conventional variant; the Orgarkov Revolution; Gorbachev and 'New Thinking'; conclusion. Part 5 NATO operational doctrine: airland battle and US Army doctrine; defending Nothern Germany - the British-NORTHAG concept of operations; follow-on forces attack (FOFA); conclusion. Part 6 non-offensive defence: the development of non-offensive defence; the Spider and the Web - the SAS model; characteristics of non-offensive defence; criticisms of non-offensive defence.
Responsibility: Colin McInnes.


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