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dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.authorTheodorelos, Susan Lynn
dc.dateDeember 1990
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:11:19Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:11:19Z
dc.date.issued1990-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27689
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractNATO has a legitimate right to project force beyond the geographical boundaries of the NATO alliance. That NATO has been unwilling or unable to do so since 1949 results from a combination of factors relating to disagreements between the members over the geographical scope of the alliance, shifts in allied foreign policies and inter-allied tensions brought on by the Cold War. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait moved NATO's out-of-area problem from a subordinate position to the primary threat facing the alliance. Historically, the Alliance felt that responses to out-of-area security threats should be dealt with on a unilateral basis, even when the Alliance has agreed that their collective vital interests are threatened. The dilemma for NATO is the lack of a unified approach to the out-of-area problem. NATO's boundaries are boundaries of obligation and not boundaries of confinement. Through a review of the language of the treaty and problems inherent in alliance relationships, this thesis will explore the differing perceptions of alliance members regarding the scope of the alliance and why NATO has survived for 40 years yet been unable to deal with the out-of-area problem.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/natosoutofaredil1094527689
dc.format.extentv, 103 p.en_US
dc.languageen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAlliancesen_US
dc.subject.lcshGeography.en_US
dc.titleNATO's Out-of-Area dilemmaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderStockton, Paul
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorOut-of-Areaen_US
dc.subject.authorNATOen_US
dc.subject.authorextra-Europeanen_US
dc.subject.authorcollective securityen_US
dc.subject.authoralliancesen_US
dc.subject.authorNATO and the Middle Easten_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


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