This book, first published in 1983, analyses the debate around burden-sharing in NATO, where the main issue is the distribution amongst the allies of the burden of maintaining the security arrangement. This raises problems of defining, measuring and comparing the defence efforts of the various countries. This book examines the issues, and argues for the need to address directly the fundamental problems concerning the Cold War security relationship between the United States and Western Europe.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Historical Background 3. The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan 4. The Alliance Dilemma 5. The Reagan Administration 6. Burden-sharing 7. Problems and Prospects