Accession Number : ADA116674

Title :   Soviet Central Asian Soldiers in Afghanistan,


Personal Author(s) : Wimbush,S Enders ; Alexiev,Alex

PDF Url : ADA116674

Report Date : Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This document draws upon ongoing research to examine the circumstances surrounding the appearance and use of Soviet Central Asian soldiers in Afghanistan during and following the Soviet invasion of that country in December 1979. Information for the analysis derives exclusively from interviews with former Soviet servicemen who were asked about territorial, functional, and operational aspects of stationing policies and practices for non-Russian servicemen in the Soviet armed forces, and from personal reports to the authors from eyewitnesses to the Soviet invasion.

Descriptors :   *Military forces(Foreign), *Military personnel, *Ethnic groups, *USSR, Manpower utilization, Deployment, Combat effectiveness, Afghanistan, Army personnel, Minorities, Leadership, Cross culture(Sociology), Military doctrine, Military requirements, Demography, Policies, Asia

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE