TITLE

NATO: DETERRENT OR SHIELD?

AUTHOR(S)
Hoag, Malcolm W.
PUB. DATE
January 1958
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1958, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p278
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the impact of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the West's military strength. The case for sizable NATO ground forces seems to be based on a very understandable reluctance to initiate all-out atomic war. There is a need for forces tailored for wars that are limited in scope and in the weapons employed. Then limited provocations can be met without starting all-out atomic war. NATO military commanders naturally want the best of both worlds: no weakening of the supreme air-atomic threat against the Soviets, and yet having sizable land forces in case aggression does occur.
ACCESSION #
14738194

 

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