The NATO Background: 1976 to 1987

  • Alan G. Draper
Part of the RUSI Defence Studies book series (RUSIDS)

Abstract

Although President Carter has been assessed by Professor Urwin1 as ‘inexperienced in foreign affairs’, supplemented by the comment that his record in international relations ‘was not particularly successful’, his presidency is linked in NATO’s collaborative history with significant policy and procedural advances. Primarily he helped to get the IEPG recognised as the principal forum for promoting equipment collaboration among European allies. In its early days it had the initial advantage, through arriving on the scene at a time when armaments co-operation was being changed into a much more systematic affair, of using the new APR and PAPS procedures, to which brief reference was made in Chapter 2. Both were aimed at raionalising the ad hoc co-operative efforts, which had hitherto been the norm, in ways which would bring international processes more into line with those familiar in the equipment planning undertaken by member nations.

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Ministerial Meeting Prime Contractor Armament Planning European Ally Defence Firm 
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© Royal United Services Institute 1990

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