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The Soviet Defence Enigma : Estimating Costs and Burden - Carl G. Jacobsen

The Soviet Defence Enigma

Estimating Costs and Burden

By: Carl G. Jacobsen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th November 1987
ISBN: 9780198291183
Number Of Pages: 208

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Realistic appraisal of Soviet defence efforts is crucial to strategic planning and foreign policy analysis. Since Soviet defence expenditure figures are incomplete, however, our knowledge in this area is extremely limited. This study reviews the state of current knowledge in this field, and presents a critical review of the nature and limitation of traditional approaches. The contributors analyse newly available sources of economic, scientific, and technical military information, and conclude with an in-depth consideration of the relevance and impact of historical and cultural influences on current Russian-Soviet military strategy. There emerges a fascinating account, which both extends our knowledge and understanding, and sheds light on what is perhaps the single most important 'unknown' in the study of international affairs and defence needs.

' This is a successful 'state of the art' book aimed at those professionals with a specialist interest in Soviet military spending. To the credit of the editor and organisers, the book also provides papers which should be of interest to other readers.' Millennium 'The contributors ... as well as editor Carl Jacobsen represent an extraordinary wealth of thinking about the Soviet defence burden ... Undoubtedly Carl Jacobsen's collection will be read with great interest in the USSR.' Robert W. Clawson, Kent State University. Journal of Strategic Studies

ISBN: 9780198291183
ISBN-10: 0198291183
Series: SIPRI Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 19th November 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.47