NATO's Further Enlargement: Determinants and Implications for Defense Planning and Shaping / Edition 1

NATO's Further Enlargement: Determinants and Implications for Defense Planning and Shaping / Edition 1

by Thomas S. Szayna
     
 

In the 1990s, NATO began a course of enlargement and transformation to remain relevant in Europe's post Cold War security environment. As part of its commitment to enlargement, it admitted three new members—Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in 1999 and has plans to admit more countries in the future. NATO's enlargement has profound military implications… See more details below

Overview

In the 1990s, NATO began a course of enlargement and transformation to remain relevant in Europe's post Cold War security environment. As part of its commitment to enlargement, it admitted three new members—Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in 1999 and has plans to admit more countries in the future. NATO's enlargement has profound military implications for the U. S. and its allies in terms of future planning and shaping strategies. Both have been driven primarily by political imperatives, not by a sense of direct threat, but by an environment-shaping agenda of democratization and integration. This report develops and applies an analytical framework for thinking about the determinants of future NATO enlargement, the specific defense challenges they pose, and shaping policies that might aid in addressing these challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833029614
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
06/12/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Figures
Tables
Summary
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2The Planning Context5
Ch. 3Patterns in the Enlargement Process41
Ch. 4Assessing Candidates for Future Accession to NATO49
Ch. 5Shaping the Forces of Aspiring Members107
Ch. 6Conclusions131
AppInventory of Aircraft and Helicopters in the MAP States147
References155

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