The Resource Burdensharing in the North Atlantic Alliance: A Preliminary Review of the Evidence

Burdensharing in the North Atlantic Alliance: A Preliminary Review of the Evidence

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Burdensharing in the North Atlantic Alliance: A Preliminary Review of the Evidence
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Burdensharing in the North Atlantic Alliance: A Preliminary Review of the Evidence
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eng
Summary
For some years, the Congress has been concerned that the European allies were not assuming their proper share of the cost of maintaining adequate defense against aggression. This concern has led the Congress to request that the Department of Defense (DoD) issue an annual report on the contributions made by the United States and its allies in the defense effort. The 1984 report noted that, based on the major quantifiable measures examined, the United States seems to be doing more than its fair share of the NATO and Japan total. But the report also emphasized that "the non-U.S. NATO allies appear to be shouldering roughly their fair share of the NATO and Japan defense burden." The ultimate judgment about the fairness of the U.S. and allied burden is a political one that reflects quantitative data but also many difficult qualitative judgments about the U.S. world role and what might induce its allies to spend more. This paper does not attempt to judge the fairness of the current U.S. burden or DoD's qualitative judgments. Rather, it reviews the large volume of quantitative data and analysis that DoD supplied the Congress in the 1984 report and reaches several conclusions about that data and analysis. While the DoD provided representative data to measure the defense effort of each nation, the report tended to highlight military indicators that cast the efforts of its NATO allies in a favorable light. DoD included Japan in the report at the direction of Congress; however, including Japan obscures the issue of NATO burdensharing and affects the quantitative results. When the quantitative results are recalculated excluding Japan and revising and extending the military indicators, they no longer strongly indicate that the allies are shouldering their fair share of the defense burden. Estimating values for certain "qualitative" factors frequently cited as additional burdens borne by the allies does not substantially alter the quantitative balance
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  • Thomas, R. W
  • Johnston, Patricia H
  • Kornfeld, Robert
  • Pierrot, V. L
  • Shephard, J. E
  • CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC
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  • Nato
  • Department of defense
  • Economic analysis
  • Military force levels
  • Military budgets
  • Defense systems
  • Government(foreign)
  • Europe
  • Nato forces
  • Economic forecasting
  • Political alliances
  • Japan
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Tactical aircraft
  • Manpower
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
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Burdensharing in the North Atlantic Alliance: A Preliminary Review of the Evidence
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Prepared for the Senate Committee on Armed Services
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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22 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227895983
  • (OCoLC)ocn227895983
Label
Burdensharing in the North Atlantic Alliance: A Preliminary Review of the Evidence
Publication
Note
Prepared for the Senate Committee on Armed Services
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
22 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227895983
  • (OCoLC)ocn227895983

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