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Soviet military leadership and the question of Soviet deployment retreats

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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Deployment (Strategy),
    • Disarmament.,
    • Soviet Union -- Military policy.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementHarry Gelman.
      ContributionsRand Corporation., United States. Air Force.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA770 .G34 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 62 p. ;
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2049181M
      ISBN 100833009109
      LC Control Number88026541

      After the Cold War suddenly ended, however, the Russian military was left with a shambles of an army and a totally confused military doctrine. With no more clear-cut opponents to face in central Europe or on the Chinese border, the "military-technical considerations" that played a dominant role in Soviet force development and deployment. In the Svechin book you will see Jacob Kipp has an introductory essay: General-Major A.A. Svechin and Modern Warfare: Military history and Military Theory. You mentioned an Isserson book, probably "Architect of Soviet Victory in World War II: The Life and Theories of .   Interviews with officials and military analysts and reviews of government documents show Russia's build-up is the biggest since the Soviet fall and will, in some areas, give Moscow more.


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Soviet military leadership and the question of Soviet deployment retreats by Harry Gelman Download PDF EPUB FB2

The author discusses the attitude Soviet military leaders are likely to display toward five hypothetical deployment retreats: (1) major asymmetrical Soviet conventional force reductions in Europe, (2) a decision to carry out major unilateral reductions in the forces on the Chinese border, (3) an Afghan withdrawal carried to the point of accepting loss of Soviet control in Kabul, (4) a decision to alter Soviet policy.

Title: The Soviet Military Leadership and the Question of Soviet Deployment Retreats Author: Harry Gelman Subject: This report examines the effect on Soviet civil-military relations of reducing certain Soviet conventional force deployments around the Soviet periphery.

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