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strategic intentions of the Soviet Union

Institute for the Study of Conflict.

strategic intentions of the Soviet Union

fallacies in western assessment: report of a study group of the Institute for the Study of Conflict.

by Institute for the Study of Conflict.

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Published by Institute for the Study of Conflict in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL20650887M

  The war between Germany and the Soviet Union officially began in late June , although the threat of conflict had loomed since the early s. At the time I did not know what to make of it but I was later told that the panel’s silence was due to its being “thunderstruck” at hearing what many of its members regarded as the first realistic assessment of Soviet strategic intentions to come before it. Team B met for the last time on the morning of December 21 at Langley.

Hawks make a "worst case" interpretation of Soviet intentions, military doctrine, force posture, and implications for the coming decade. American strategic tenets, the Soviet Union does adhere.   2 The Battle for Kursk, Orel, and Khar'kov: Strategic Intentions and Results. A Critical View of Soviet Historiography on the Battle 3 The Role of Lend-Lease in Soviet Military Efforts 4 The Cost of War: Human losses for the USSR and Germany, 5 How to Calculate Human Losses during the Second World War Index Pages:

This book consists of extracts from key documents, along with commentary and further reading, on the ‘Great Patriotic War’ of the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany, Despite the historical significance of the war, few Soviet documents have been published in English. Part of the discussion centered on General Power's doubts about the latest intelligence estimates of Soviet strategic missile forces--that Moscow only had about 20 ICBM pads. Lemnitzer and Taylor disagreed with Power, who had the audacity to recommend the resumption of U-2 flights over the Soviet Union.


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