HIST-381 Military History of NATO
Fall for 2015-2016
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This colloquium will trace the development of the Atlantic Alliance of 1949 into a military organization under United States leadership. The impact of particular events from the Korean War in 1950 through the Berlin and Cuban crises of 1948-1962 to the INF agreement of 1987 and the subsequent implosion of the Soviet Union will be examined. Special attention will be paid to the differing views on nuclear weaponry between the United States and its European allies. The course will conclude with an evaluation of NATO's status in 2009 and of its potential roles in the immediate future.
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Fall '15: Kaplan L (file download)
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