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U.S. Navy and European Security: From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism   [open pdf - 351KB]

"This thesis analyzes the determinants of change in the doctrine and force structure of United States naval forces in Europe from the publication of the Maritime Strategy in 1986 to the contemporary post-11 September 2001 security environment. Four factors are examined as possible determinants of change: (1) geopolitics, including changes in the political and security environment in Europe; (2) inter-service competition for resources, influenced by congressionally mandated jointness in military operations; (3) the influence of key policy-makers in the United States political and military command structure, including the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense, and elected officials of both the executive and the legislative branches; and (4) relations between the United States and its NATO Allies. The thesis concludes that certain factors were more influential than others in specific circumstances, but all contributed to shaping doctrine and force structure."

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2003-09
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