Allies and Adversaries

Policy Insights Into Strategic Defense Relationships

by Bruce W. Don


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This paper discusses international security issues that result from the relationships among nations in a modern military alliance system. The author argues that the threat-bargain mechanisms of long-term nonbelligerent competition between East and West call for a revised NATO defense policy based on containment, deterrence, and bargaining. Such a defense policy can be achieved through an alliance effort that is essentially economic.

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