Institute for National Security Studies Occasional Paper Series
This paper examines the real and potential tensions that exist between military operations and existing arms control agreements. It focuses on conventional arms control since military operations during hostilities is where limitations have potentially the greatest effect. This focus on conventional arms control further implies that the agreements examined are primarily (though not exclusively) those relating to possible operations in Europe or originating from there since the majority of the existing agreements apply to the European theater. Finally, the paper is presented from the perspective of the United States. Arms control and military operations are both addressed as “means” to accomplish American strategic objectives or “ends.”
McCausland, Jeffrey D. "'Squaring the Circle": Cooperative Security and Military Operations." Occasional Paper Series 45. Institute for National Security Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2002.