Soviet Defense Policy: A Conference Report (1989)

Jeremy Azrael, Lawrence Caldwell, Matthew Evangelista, Amb. Raymond L. Garthoff, Rose Gottemoeller , Ed A. Hewett, Mark N. Katz, Robert S. Litwak, Michael MccGwire, Philip Petersen, Notra Trulock, Edward Warner, and David Ochmanek

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #230, 1989. PDF 45 pages.

On September 21-23, 1987, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies and the International Security Studies program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars cosponsored a conference on the Dynamics of Soviet Defense Policy. The following report summarizes the proceedings of that conference. This report examines the evolution and context of Soviet defense policy, surveys Soviet military doctrine--including views on theater war in Europe and world war, and on the use of military power in the Third World--and concludes with a discussion of the USSR's nuclear and conventional arms control policies.


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