Clinton and Post-Cold War Defense
The experts raise many provocative questions and varying conclusions about the problems and prospects for the United States and for the post-Cold War era. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students and teachers should find that this hard-hitting analysis stimulates discussion, and military experts and policymakers should find this of real interest also.
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When these two phases of transition are combined and their results projected five to ten years into the future , the United States may be lacking in certain essential military capabilities for some plausible threats .
Second , Aspin per- mitted the military to define regional threats and to assess their own capabilities as well as those of potential opponents . The result was worst- case estimation based on improbable scenario outcomes .
... a serious threat deficit . A Europe no longer as dependent on Washington for its security as hitherto might assert a European security identity through instruments such as the European Union ( EU , formerly the European Community ...
A European defense identity is not imminent but it is inherent , and perhaps inevitable , in a world of threat perception centered on crisis management and conflict avoidance instead of deterrence . Donald M. Snow examines the pattern ...
Reconstitution — the capability to create additional new forces to hedge against any renewed threats . During the fall of 1989 and on into 1990 the development of the force structure to support the strategy was more difficult ...
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