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Soviet Strategy and the New Military Thinking - Derek Leebaert

Soviet Strategy and the New Military Thinking

By: Derek Leebaert (Editor), Timothy Dickinson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th February 1992
ISBN: 9780521407694
Number Of Pages: 300

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The Soviet Union remains a superpower with global security interests and ambitions. The doctrines, practices and capabilities of its still formidable armed forces are shaping world politics just at the same time that the future of the country that created them is in doubt. This is the first book to analyze the unprecedented changes, as well as the troubling continuities, that characterize Soviet military thinking during the early 1990s. The authors, a group of leading analysts in the United States national security community, confront the range of Soviet military strengths, including intercontinental nuclear power, conventional ground and naval forces, and special operations. They address questions of Soviet weapons research and development, military planning and policy making, and the role of civilian critics on Soviet military objectives. Other chapters explore the Red Army's erosion in Eastern Europe as well as the lessons of Afghanistan.

The stakes of power
Soviet nuclear strategy: objective conditions and strategic culture
Mutual security and the future of strategic arms limitation
Soviet theater forces on a descending path
Military doctrine and the disintegration of the Warsaw Pact
Soviet naval strategy: past as prologue Gael
Counter-insurgency and the lessons of Afghanistan
Research and development of new weapons
Civilian analysis and Soviet military policy
Soviet military foresight and forecasting
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ISBN: 9780521407694
ISBN-10: 0521407699
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 10th February 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.14  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.41

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