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A History of NATO — The First Fifty Years

Volume 3

  • Gustav Schmidt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Technology, Arms Production, Procurement, and Exports

  3. Nato and Nuclear Weapons Issues

  4. Military Strategy, Forces Planning, and Command and Performance Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Samuel F. Wells Jr., Alex Danchev
      Pages 175-181
    3. Edward Drea
      Pages 183-195
    4. Klaus Wittmann
      Pages 219-237
  5. NATO, the Northern Flank, and the Neutrals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239

About this book


NATO - The First 50 Years offers the first comprehensive study of the institution's activities and development over the past five decades. Written by a team of international scholars, it analyses the factors which have made NATO the most successful politico-military alliance in history. It also addresses the perennial problems of transatlantic relationships, the problems that the Alliance grapples with today. A wide-ranging and masterful survey, NATO-The First 50 Years will be a useful reference work for researchers as well as an accessible guide for students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gustav Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Ruhr-Universität BochumGermany

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'...a substantial and very useful work...essential for all collections.' - S. Prisco III, Choice