Accession Number : AD0506064

Title :   USSR Strategies, Objectives, and Force Postures in Response to U.S. BMD, 1968-1980. Part 2: Force Postures, Weapon Systems Characteristics, and Weapon Costs.

Descriptive Note : Research memo. 1 Jun 68-1 Mar 69,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Earle, M. M., Jr. ; Benson, D. E. ; Lee, W. T. ; Nimmons, P. ; Runk, J.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : This report presents data on the Soviet strategic offensive force and strategic defensive force elements used in the SPA-68 war games. Data on systems that appear in intelligence community estimates has been provided by the U.S. Army Threat Analysis Group. Where strategic systems represent alternative responses to USBMD options for Soviet force planners, technical characteristics have been estimated by the SPA study group. Like all threat models, the purpose of developing the alternative response to postures is to explore the implications of courses of action open to Soviet force planners. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, USSR, TARGETING, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, COUNTERMEASURES, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, UNITED STATES, URBAN AREAS, MILITARY FACILITIES, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, ATTACK BOMBERS, PAYLOAD, JET FIGHTERS, CRUISE MISSILES, GUIDED MISSILES, UNDERWATER TO SURFACE, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, DEPLOYMENT, OPERATIONAL READINESS, TERMINAL DEFENSE, ACQUISITION RADAR, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, THREAT EVALUATION, PENETRATION AIDS, CIVIL DEFENSE, MILITARY BUDGETS, WAR GAMES, ARMY PLANNING, COSTS, INVENTORY CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE