A war in Europe would pit the heavily armored forces of the Warsaw Pact (WP) against the far more lightly equipped North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) defenses. The Nato forces can expect to find themselves outnumbered and outgunned by those of the Pact.
Zimmerman, Peter D. and Greb, G. Allen
"The Bottom Rung of the Ladder: Battlefield Nuclear Weapons in Europe,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 35
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol35/iss6/9