Authors: Steven E. Miller
April 1, 1992
Publication:
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

Book chapter in Changing Threat Perceptions and Military Doctrines. Owing to the revolutionary changes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, the fundamental threat perceptions of the East and West have vanished during the past two years. The military doctrines of the alliances are either under transformation, as in the case of NATO, or cease to exist, giving place to independent military doctrines of the individual East and Central European countries, as in the case of the Warsaw Pact. The contributors to this volume report this social process and try to identify some of the new threat perceptions which inevitably are going to arise under the new circumstances which will be shaping their new military doctrines.