1st Edition

Defense and Détente U.S. and West German Perspectives On Defense Policy

By Joseph I Coffey, Klaus von Schubert Copyright 1989
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book examines the different approaches to the policy of "Defense and Detente" between the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany.

    The chapters identify the international and domestic factors that have driven American and West German security policy and review how foreign and defense policies and programs have changed over the Post-War period. Finally, the authors make policy recommendations to bring the two countries approaches closer together.

    Defense And Détente will be of interest to scholars of foreign policy and United States and West German international relations.


    1. Factors Influencing Security Policy 

    2. The U.S. Adaptation to the Post-War World

    3. The FRG's Adaptation to the Post-War World

    4. Deterrence and Defense

    5. Burden-Bearing and Burden-Sharing

    7. Alliance Roles and Responsibilities -- Détente and Security

    8. The United States and the FRG: Differences, Commonalities, Choices -

    9. Defense and Détente: The Path Before Us


    Joseph I. Coffey

    Klaus von Schubert