This is a detailed account of the evolution of natos conventional force posture from the beginning of the alliance through the dramatic events of the early 1990s based largely on recently read more. The history of defense budgets force structures and committee devised plans does not make for enthralling reading but it is nonetheless an important subject this workmanlike study based on considerable archival research presents a solid survey of the evolution of natos force posture although compiled by a political scientist it is a contribution to the history of the. Power rules the evolution of natos conventional force posture by john duffield it was amazing 500 rating details 1 rating 0 reviews this is a detailed account of the evolution of natos conventional force posture from the beginning of the alliance through the dramatic events of the early 1990s based largely on recently . John s duffield is professor of political science at georgia state university he has published two previous books with stanford university press power rules the evolution of natos conventional force posture 1995 and world power forsaken political culture international institutions and german security policy after unification1998. Across the atlantic nato allies remained split on the issue london feared enlargement would dilute the strength of the alliance while paris believed it would give nato too much power many defense planners also felt that a post cold war vision for nato needed to expand beyond just focusing on collective defense
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