What was NATO's doctrine back in the Cold War?

I knew the Soviet Doctrine was fighting on enemy territory instead of on it's land due to the experiences gain from fighting Nazi Germany during Operation Barbarossa therefore focusing a majority of it's forces on it's satellite allies,

But what was NATO's one?

Update:

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    NATO's primary goal was stopping any advance of the Warsaw Pact before they got to the North Sea. The Soviet Union and its allies had a significant advantage in terms of land forces, so NATO's goal was to do whatever they could to wipe out these land forces before they pushed through and engaged NATO's land forces. NATO would have used nuclear weapons first, and used a lot of them, on military targets throughout eastern Europe. The US stationed nuclear weapons and cruise missiles throughout NATO countries to allow for a very quick strike. If there had ever been a war, Poland would have been completely wiped off the face of the earth in very short order.

    This is also why NATO developed attack helicopters and tank-killing airplanes like the A-10 -- to counter Soviet armor.

  • 10 years ago

    NATO was an alliance between the US, Canada, and Europeans nations. NATO said that "an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us," NATO was formed to limit communist influence and in response the Soviet Union created the Warsaw Pact with its Satellite nations basically.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    sounds familiar, I know the warsaw pact wanted to over whelm with numbers so the nato would want to go with superior weapons.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    NATO's objective was to stop the domino effect of communism.

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  • Tim D
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Defence in depth.

  • 10 years ago

    Fight on EUROPEAN territory instead of AMERICAN land :P

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