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Kosovo Air Operations: Need to Maintain Alliance Cohesion Resulted in Doctrinal Departures
GAO-01-784: Published: Jul 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2001.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance achieved the goals of Operation Allied Force--Yugoslavian forces were removed from Kosovo; refugees returned; and a peacekeeping force was put in place, with no allied combat fatalities. Through it all, the NATO allies stayed united and learned much about working together as a combat force. These achievements did not come easily, however, and...
NATO Enlargement: Cost Estimates Developed to Date Are Notional
NSIAD-97-209: Published: Aug 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the executive branch's estimate of the cost of expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), focusing on: (1) the reasonableness of the study's key assumptions; (2) verifying the pricing of individual cost elements and identifying the basis for the pricing; (3) whether the estimate's major cost categories and elements should be ascribed...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Full-Rate Production Decision Was Premature and Risky
NSIAD-97-68: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) recent decision to commit to the full-rate production of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), focusing on whether: (1) the system had demonstrated a level of maturity through testing to justify a full-rate production commitment; (2) DOD considered and resolved important cost and performance issues prior to making its decisi...
C-17 Globemaster: Support of Operation Joint Endeavor
NSIAD-97-50: Published: Feb 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the C-17 aircraft was used during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peacekeeping force deployment to Bosnia, focusing on: (1) how well it performed during the deployment; and (2) whether deployment transportation requirements included the need for airlift aircraft to perform any of the C-17's expected operational capabilities.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Joint...
NATO Nuclear Bases: U.S. Should Seek Needs Reassessment and Increased Alliance Contributions
NSIAD-94-84: Published: Dec 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on U.S. nuclear bombs stored at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nuclear strike bases, focusing on the: (1) nuclear strike base requirement; (2) U.S. costs associated with supporting the NATO nuclear mission; and (3) problems U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) have in implementing and monitoring allied compliance with bilateral agreements.GAO found that: (1) NATO c...
Military Presence: U.S. Personnel in NATO Europe
NSIAD-90-4: Published: Oct 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1989.
GAO provided information on the U.S. military presence in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Europe, as of September 30, 1987, focusing on the: (1) locations and missions of military and civilian personnel; and (2) annual budget authority provided and funds obligated.GAO found that: (1) the U.S. military presence, assigned to 14 NATO countries, Greenland, and West Berlin, totalled about 723...
Overseas Basing: Costs of Relocating the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing
NSIAD-89-225: Published: Sep 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's planned relocation of a tactical fighter wing from Torrejon, Spain, to Crotone, Italy, focusing on the relocation's cost and the impact of maintaining the wing, rather than deactivating it.GAO found that: (1) regardless of whether it relocated the air wing, the Air Force would spend $32 million to transfer other units from Torrejon...
International Agreements: The U.S.-German Wartime Host Nation Support Agreement
NSIAD-88-20FS: Published: Nov 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the status of the implementation of and funding for the 1982 U.S.-German agreement for logistic support to U.S. forces in Germany in time of war or crisis, to determine the potential for budget reductions.GAO found that there was no potential to reduce funds, since: (1) the two countries and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) share th...
Aircraft Identification: Improved Aircraft Identification Capabilities: A Critical Need
NSIAD-86-181: Published: Aug 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1986.
GAO examined whether current capabilities for identifying aircraft allow the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) air defense forces to effectively use their weapons under all combat conditions and whether the United States and NATO could take steps to better use existing identification capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the United States and NATO have difficulty in iden...
Future NATO Funding at Collocated Operating Bases Should Focus on Key Needs
C-ID-83-1: Published: Jan 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the status and implementation of the collocated operating bases program for augmenting U.S. and allied bases located in Europe with U.S. equipment and aircraft in the event of an emergency. Since GAO first assessed the program in 1977, Congress has been concerned about the increasing requests for U.S. funding to support construction projects for...