By W. Rees
This publication appears to be like on the attitudes and regulations of the U.S. and uk, within the past due Fifties, in the direction of the 3 significant alliances in Europe, the center East and South East Asia. Drawing upon a wealth of archival fabric, it analyses either the army dating among the USA and united kingdom and the level to which those international locations have been ready to cooperate with their allies in countering the threats to Western safety.
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Yet there were problems with the concept of a strategic reserve other than the limitations of manpower. To ensure its effectiveness a strategic reserve demanded a large air transport fleet that could be called upon to ferry the spearhead elements of an interventionary force to the theatre of operations. 68 This was particularly a problem for the UK with its limited budgets and reductions in the overall size of the RAF. The US Army were also dissatisfied with the level of provision from its own Air Force, which did not share their assumptions regarding limited war.
Radford was particularly concerned about the financial implications of this limited war thinking. To fight the Soviet Union on the battlefield in Europe would require very large reinforcements from the United States, at a time when the US was seeking to achieve manpower reductions. It was also inconsistent with the existing strategic concept to prepare to send large quantities of US ground forces overseas in the first six months of a global conflict. Radford believed that 32 Anglo-American Approaches to Alliance Security, 1955-60 this level of provision would prove to be unaffordable.
They contended that global war was now an unlikely eventuality and that thermonuclear weapons would only succeed in deterring global war. Conventional war needs should be accorded a much higher priority and the remaining resources could then be devoted to maintaining the strategic stalemate. This view did not wholly reject the importance of global war forces. Indeed, it continued to emphasise the importance of nuclear forces even in limited war. Such capabilities would be vital in providing an umbrella of deterrence under which conventional military power could participate in limited war.
Anglo American Approaches to Alliance Security, 1955-60 by W. Rees