Accession Number : AD0633270

Title :   THE RED 'HAWKS' ON THE RATIONALITY OF NUCLEAR WAR.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kolkowicz,Roman

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : A consideration of the latest phase in the relations between the military and the Communist Party in the USSR. Under Khrushchev and his successors, the rejection of nuclear war as a political weapon has prevailed. A military spokesman, Lt. Col. E. Rybkin, however, has attacked these views as defeatist and politically dangerous. His opinions, in turn, have been indirectly countered in the Polish press by Prof. J. J. Wiatr. This Memorandum discusses the arguments for both attitudes, and gives observations and conclusions based on them. Both Rybkin's and Wiatr's articles are appended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*USSR, *NUCLEAR WARFARE), (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, USSR), POLAND, COMMUNISM, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY STRATEGY, FOREIGN POLICY, THREAT EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE