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dc.contributor.advisorParker, Patrick J.
dc.contributor.authorMahon, Michael Kevin.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T00:00:45Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T00:00:45Z
dc.date.issued1985-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/21242
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis was to determine an appropriate strategy for the defense of NATO's Northern Flank. If NATO fails to successfully defend this Flank, its vital North Atlantic SLOCS will be severly threatened and the rear of the Central Front will be exposed to attack from the sea. Norway's strategic location makes it the key to the defense of the region. Deterrence, the defense of Norway, and the protection of the Atlantic SLOCS are the fundamental goals of NATO in the region. Under current conditions NATO must meet two basic objectives to achieve these goals--the Alliance must provide reinforcements to Norway very early in a crisis and it must control the Norwegian Sea to maintain the war effort after the outbreak of hostilities. Four strategic options were considered in this analysis: expansion of deterrence, increased prepositioning, a defensive barrier, and forward defense. Of the four strategies, forward defense is recommended because it is the only strategy that adequately addresses the basic objectivesen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/defendingnorwayn1094521242
dc.format.extent97 p.: 1 mapen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational security affairsen_US
dc.titleDefending Norway and the Northern Flank: analysis of NATO's strategic optionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSternberg, Joseph
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorNorthern Flanken_US
dc.subject.authorNorwegian Seaen_US
dc.subject.authorMaritime Strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorforward defenseen_US
dc.subject.authorNATO's strategic optionsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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