Accession Number : AD0775874

Title :   Compilation of Soviet Views on MBFR to 31 January 1973.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

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

Personal Author(s) : Scott,Harriet Fast

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The paper brings together open-source Soviet statements--official, informal, and semiofficial--concerning reduction of armed forces and armaments in Europe, or Mutual Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR), as the West calls it. The paper covers the period up to the start of preliminary talks on 31 January 1973. More specificially, the paper covers the problem of asymmetry, the 'geographical' factor, Soviet proposals to annual NATO and the Warsaw Pact, participation at the talks, linkage with the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), timing, and implications of the Nixon Doctrine. An attempt has been made to synthesize the Soviet position and that of the Warsaw Pact on MBFR negotiations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Disarmament, *Europe, *Military forces(Foreign), *Military forces(United States), Reduction, NATO, Agreements, USSR

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE