Supporting Paper: Potential Future Roles for Conventional and Nuclear Forces in Defense of Western Europe
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The European Security Study is premised on the assumption that NATO’s “military deterrents to Soviet aggression rely on conventional forces and threatened use of nuclear weapons.” A further premise is that “conventional forces” for NATO “have been relatively neglected” but that a “number of technologies and tactics … may offer attractive potentials” for improvements in deterring Soviet aggression.1
KeywordsNuclear Weapon Nuclear Force Weapon System Ground Force Armored Vehicle
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- 3.See also Donald R. Cotter, “NATO Theater Nuclear Forces: An Enveloping Military Concept,” Strategic Review, Spring 1981.Google Scholar
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- 7.See Senator S. Nunn’s speech, “MBFR/Theater Nuclear Force Modernization,” German American Roundtable, Washington, D.C., October 22, 1979.Google Scholar