Accession Number : AD0671746

Title :   ROCKET NUCLEAR WAR AND POLICY (RAKETNO-YADERNAYA VOINA I POLITIKA),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Rybnikov,V. ; Babakov,A.

Report Date : 28 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The authors discuss the Marxist-Leninist idea of war, which is considered to be primarily a continuation of political action on another plane and which does not exclude other means of struggle. It is a manifestation of class conflict, even if it is used as a weapon of national policy such as a national war of liberation. War is therefore not to be identified exclusively with military action, but is an extremely complex phenomenon, especially under nuclear conditions. If a nuclear war is initiated, political activity will not cease nor even decrease. Contradictions between the socialist and imperialist camps are the main cause of the present world political situation and will affect the course of hostilities. General problems of strategy will be determined by the political objectives of nuclear war. The possibilities of political influence on military activities and the outcome of the war will increase enormously, while the time factor will decrease. Strategic objectives of nuclear war will begin to be realized from the very start of hostilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, USSR), PROPAGANDA, NUCLEAR WARFARE, ECONOMICS, GUIDED MISSILES, ROCKETS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, NUCLEAR WARFARE, FOREIGN POLICY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE