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U.S. ground forces and the conventional balance in Europe.

Lussier, Frances M.

U.S. ground forces and the conventional balance in Europe.

by Lussier, Frances M.

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Published by Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget Office, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces.,
  • Warsaw Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces.,
  • Europe -- Defenses.,
  • United States -- Armed Forces.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesUS ground forces and the conventional balance in Europe.
    SeriesCBO study
    ContributionsUnited States. Congressional Budget Office.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 125 p. :
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15345123M

      First, the NATO-Warsaw Pact conventional balance in Central Europe today is shaky but not beyond repair. NATO stands within striking distance of a high-confidence capacity to defend successfully, but does not yet have one. Current NATO conventional forces might be able to thwart a Pact attack. It also would allow Western air forces to attack rear-echelon ground troops, surface-to-surface tactical missile installations, tactical air bases, and supply depots.6 In , U.S. secretary of defense Frank Carlucci stated that FOFA was designed "to engage the aggressor at longer range by integrating advanced and emerging technologies into Cited by: 3.

      In assessing the military situation in Europe, the report says the outcome of a large‐scale conventional war could be unfavorable and, with existing forces, there would only he a remote chance. CFE Chronology: Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty. -- October 30 MBFR TALKS The United States, the Soviet Union, and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Warsaw Pact countries (Warsaw Treaty Organization, WTO) formally begin the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction (MBFR) negotiations in Vienna to reduce conventional military forces in Central Europe .

      The size and composition of forces necessary to deter depends on the external environment and the adversary’s intentions – the U.S. Army presence in Europe numbered about , at the height of the Cold War, and it has been . Conventional Forces and Alliance Defense, July ) and ibid., 1st ed. (January ); Frances M. Lussier, U.S. Ground Forces and the Conventional Balance in Europe (Washington, D.C.: Congres-sional Budget Office, June ); and NATO Center Region Military Balance Study,


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Sort by. Relevancy. Mako, U.S. Ground Forces; Posen, ‘Is NATO Decisively Outnumbered?’, and ‘Measuring the European Conventional Balance: Coping with Complexity in Threat Assessment’, International Security, vol.

9, no. 3 (Winter –) pp. 47–John Mearsheimer, ‘Numbers, Strategy and the European Balance’, International Security, vol. 12, no. 4 (Spring ) pp. –85, and Author: James A. Thomson. Deterrence of war in Europe or, if necessary, its successful prosecution- is a key goal of U.S. defense strategy.

Achieving that goal depends in part on the balance of conventional forces between the United States and its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. U.S. ground forces and the conventional balance in Europe / By United States.

Congressional Budget Office. Abstract "Frances M. Lussier prepared the study"--p. [iii]."June "es bibliographical of access: Internet. Non-U.S. 5, U.S. 1, 2, Non-Soviet Union 4, 4, Soviet Union 3, Non-U.S. U.S. Main Battle Tanks Combat Aircraft FIGURE 3 Select NATO Ground Military Personnel Present in Central/Northern Europe, –U.S.

forces Europe Belgium Canada Denmark France Germany Netherlands United. The highest density of Russia's most-capable ground and air forces is in its Western Military District, which borders the NATO allies in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which have very small conventional by: 3.

Two recent examples are Frances M. Lussier, U.S. Ground Forces and the Conventional Balance in Europe (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Budget Office, June ); and Operational Minima and Force Buildup of the Warsaw Pact and NATO (Bonn: Ministry of Defense, March ).

Also see John J. Mearsheimer, "Why the Soviets Can't Win Quickly in. Looking at the military balance in Central Europe, he concludes that neither NATO nor the Warsaw Pact can be confident of the outcome of a conventional war. He is concerned about the risk of a conflict outside of Europe leading to a diversion of forces to another theater.

CONVENTIONAL FORCES IN EUROPE: THE FACTS REGISTRY P.A. BUREAU NOV 88. INTER/BRUXL. 3^-PREN 4(^PRFR. imbalance in conventional forces remains at the core of Europe's This document includes figures on ground forces and aircraft, but not on naval forces.

Naval forces are capable of. It seems that Western military forces are doomed to reinvent the wheel every time they are confronted with insurgencies Editor’s Note: In Februarythe Institute for the Study of War and Strategy (ISWS) of the University of St.

Andrews and the U.S. SUMMARY U.S. air and ground conventional firepower assets are pro- cured mainly for the defense of NATO.

I/ Decisions concerning these weapons over the next five years will help shape the roles that U.S. forces play in NATO defenses.

The command was officially given the name "U.S. Air Forces in Europe" in August During the Berlin Airlift fromUSAFE was responsible for transporting more than million tons of food, fuel and medical supplies to Berlin and continued to play a strategic role in deterring Soviet aggression until its break-up in standpoint of Soviet proposals to limit offensive conventional forces in Europe, 2) in terms of Western defense requirements, and 3) according to U.S.

policy options regarding conventional arms control. Thus far, Soviet conventional arms control proposals have only addressed the general principles of conventional restructur-ing, not its.

Taylor deemed conventional U.S. Army ground forces ill suited to engage in day-to-day counterinsurgency operations against the Viet Cong in hamlets and villages. Ground forces might, however, be used to protect vital air bases in the South and to repel any North Vietnamese attack across the demilitarized zone that separated North from South.

In this sobering book, Barry R. Posen demonstrates how the interplay between conventional military operations and nuclear forces could, in conflicts among states armed with both conventional and nuclear weaponry, inadvertently produce pressures for nuclear escalation. Knowledge of these hidden pressures, he believes, may help some future decision maker.

reduction of conventional armed forces and after the completion of principal weapon system of ground-force tank and other armoured formations. Battle tanks are tracked armoured fighting vehicles Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech *****.

U.S. ground forces and the conventional balance in Europe by Frances M Lussier () The Future of European alliance systems: NATO and the Warsaw Pact by Arlene Idol Broadhurst (Book).

International Security, Spring (Vol. 12, No.4) by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and of the MassachusettsInstitute of Technology. Conventional Balance:Mearsheimer I According to its forward defense strategy, most NATO forces would be located close to the intra-German and Czech-German borders where they would try.

Contact: Daryl Kimball, Executive Director, x; Kingston Reif, Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy, x Negotiated during the final years of the Cold War, the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty is often referred to as the "cornerstone of European security.".and the Warsaw Pact may sign a treaty limiting conventional forces in Europe (CFE).

A Congressional Budget Office report, Budgetary and Military Effects of a Treaty Lim-iting Conventional Forces in Europe, assesses the effects of NATO's proposed version of a CFE treaty. The study focuses on those U.S. forces that would be affected directly by.Determining the size of the force meant balancing what the President perceived as a low risk of Soviet invasion of Western Europe against the real possibility that an unbalanced federal budget required to maintain large conventional forces would lead to economic downturn and would fatally undermine containment.