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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Antonio T.
dc.dateMar-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T15:19:30Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T15:19:30Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41399
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1949, NATO was established as a military alliance organized to protect its members from aggression or coercion by its adversaries to the East. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the geostrategic context for NATO transformed significantly, with a new set of security threats (ethnic conflicts, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, organized crime, etc.). For NATO to remain relevant, its members had to sustain its overall purpose of collective defense and contribute to collective security in the post-Cold War world, in which several internal and external factors have transformed. While the Alliance remains a collective defense organization, the Allies have nonetheless assumed additional roles in conflict prevention and crisis management. In its crisis management role, advances in military technology have afforded NATO the opportunity to utilize a significant strategic weapon, the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM). For NATO, the TLAM has demonstrated its utility for specific purposes; and it has transformed the landscape of modern warfare. This weapon has allowed NATO to enhance its force projection capability, while minimizing risks for Alliance personnel (aircrews and ground troops) when conducting strike operations.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/longrangeprecisi1094541399
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.titleLong-range precision-strike cruise missiles inNATO operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorNATOen_US
dc.subject.authorprecision-guided munitionsen_US
dc.subject.authorcruise missilesen_US
dc.subject.authorTomahawk Land Attack Missileen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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