STRATEGIC AND ARMS CONTROL IMPLICATIONS OF NATO THEATRE NUCLEAR FORCE MODERNIZATION

Authors
  1. Ranger, R.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The report analyzes the positions of NATO members on Theatre Nuclear Arms Control (TNAC) and Theatre Nuclear Force (TNF) modernization and assesses the chances for TNAC. It concludes that effective TNAC would be difficult technically, whilst also facing considerable political obstacles. Soviet TNF increases and the failure of arms control, notably of the 1979 SALT II Agreement to secure ratification, will make TNAC even less likely. Attempts to secure arms control in Europe will therefore have to be balanced by realistic defence policies, including implementation of NATO's 1979 TNF modernization decisions. These issues will be particularly important for NATO in 1981, because of the new Administration's reassessment of previous U.S. arms control policies.
Report Number
EXTRA-MURALPAPER-13 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1981
Number of Pages
70
DSTKIM No
82-01013
CANDIS No
35599
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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