This volume addresses a selected set of issues that appear to be especially salient with regard to alliances in U.S. foreign policy in general and to North Atlantic Treaty Organization in particular, presenting questions about alliance purpose and cohesion that demand a response.
1. Alliances in U.S. Foreign Policy 2. Extended Deterrence and Alliance Cohesion 3. Economic Relationships Among the Allies: Sources of Cohesion and Tension 4. No Entangling Alliances? The Congress and NATO 5. Public Opinion: The Fulcrum of Alliance Cohesion 6. Changing Patterns of Collective Defense: U.S. Security Commitments in the Third World 7. The Continuing Quest for Collective Defense