Accession Number : ADA116289

Title :   Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on Red Star (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1-30 April 1982. Volume 2, Number 4, 1982.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIV

PDF Url : ADA116289

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : In April 1982, Soviet rhetoric and propaganda was bitter, sarcastic and threatening regarding all aspects of military and foreign policies of the Reagan administration. The major propaganda emphasis, directed to the Soviet military audience, underscored themes and topics related to: (1) world public opinion which is against nuclear war and the arms race; (2) the Pentagon increases its inventories of chemical and biological weapons at an alarming rate; (3) Reagan's military policies in Europe increase the danger of nuclear war; (4) American imperialism in the Middle East is incessant; and (5) the expansion and deployment of new advanced nuclear missiles by the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Ocean area is a threat to world peace. The Kremlin continued to expand and intensify its propaganda and rhetoric on topics relative to world peace movements and a nuclear freeze. It was strongly stressed, by the Russian media that criticism of Reagan's military programs is increasing in the United States. The military editors in Moscow vigorously enunciated that American public opinion is beginning to fear nuclear war and are protesting the mad arms race.

Descriptors :   *International relations, Propaganda, USSR, Periodicals, United States, National defense, Military assistance, Warfare, Political science, Military forces(Foreign)

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE