This book, first published in 1984, analyses the contribution of the American military presence to the security of Western Europe; examines the advantages and shortcomings of proposals for strengthening NATO’s conventional capacity; and considers the consequences to the Cold War balance of power of a reduction in the American troop contingent.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Background 3. The Military Presence in Europe 4. The Pressures for Change 5. Strengthening NATO’s Conventional Forces 6. The Implications of Troop Reductions 7. Conclusions and Recommendations