By John R. Deni
The upkeep and administration of the NATO alliance is a fragile balancing act among responding to safety threats and navigating the bargaining positions of the member states. This ebook highlights how the alliance controlled to keep up that stability in a space serious to its operations at the present time worldwide - altering its chilly War-era doctrine and constructions. in response to his findings, John Deni debates even if the NATO alliance needs to be thought of through coverage makers to be a political association first and an army one second.Providing new empirical information worthwhile to our realizing of NATO's post-Cold struggle evolution, the ebook deals a different standpoint on alliance administration and upkeep. It sheds gentle at the carrying on with debate surrounding NATO's function in safety, how the alliance will struggle and even if NATO is correctly established to proceed supplying protection for its member states.
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Obviously, festering threats undermine security, unarmored vehicles cannot do the job of tanks, six is more than the alliance said it needed to confront 18 Manfred Wörner, “The Future of the Alliance,” speech given at the University of Istanbul, Turkey, 18 September 1989. 19 See Jane Stromseth, The Origins of Flexible Response: NATO’s Debate over Strategy in the 1960s (London: Macmillan Press, 1988); Ivo Daalder, The Nature and Practice of Flexible Response: NATO Strategy and Theatre Nuclear Forces Since 1967 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991); Snyder, Alliance Politics; Thies, Friendly Rivals; Robert McCalla, “NATO’s Persistence”; and Andrew Bennett, Joseph Lepgold, and Danny Unger, “Burden-Sharing in the Persian Gulf War,” International Organization, vol.
Also, correspondence with a NATO ofﬁcial, 22 April 2004. 40 This same logic applied to the French, who continue to remain outside the integrated military command even though they retain alliance membership. Correspondence with a NATO ofﬁcial, 22 April 2004. 41 Interview with a former DoD ofﬁcial responsible for US policy toward NATO, 22 September 2004. 42 Declaration of the Heads of State and Government, Ministerial Meeting of the North Atlantic Council/North Atlantic Cooperation Council, Brussels, 10–11 January 1994.
The Chairman, traditionally a high-ranking non-American general or ﬂag ofﬁcer, and an ex-CHOD, acts exclusively in an international capacity, in contrast to the other members of the Military Committee, who act as national representatives of their respective Chief of Defense. Alliance decisions, whether they are made in the MC, the DPC, or the NAC, always reﬂect consensus among member states – if there is no consensus, no decisions are reached. In all committees, this may be achieved during an actual meeting or, if the matter does not require discussion, via a process known as the silence procedure, which functions as follows: The chairman of the committee or other body (for example, the Secretary General in the case of the NAC) presents issues – in the form of papers written by the staff in conjunction with member states – to the committee or body, along with a deadline.
Alliance Management and Maintenance by John R. Deni