TITLE

Clearboard to the Rhine

AUTHOR(S)
Burnham, James
PUB. DATE
April 1976
SOURCE
National Review;4/16/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p381
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article looks at a report submitted to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) concerning the capability of Warsaw Pact forces to stage a military attack on Western Europe. The war plan of NATO is based on a forward strategy and a flexible response. Forward strategy implies the intent to defend West Germany. Meanwhile, flexible response means that defense against an actual attack by Warsaw Pact forces will use only conventional weapons in its initial phase. If this phase fail, the defense will escalate to tactical nuclear weapons.
ACCESSION #
6059244

 

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