Accession Number : ADA117605

Title :   Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on RED STAR (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1-31 May 1982. Volume 2, Number 5.

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

PDF Url : ADA117605

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : In May 1982, the Soviet Union reacted sharply to President Reagan's foreign policy speech of May 9th. Moscow's rhetoric and propaganda was bitter and sarcastic in regard to all aspects of the President's foreign policy statements. The official news media headlined that: Reagan's suggestions are unreasonably favorable for Washington and its policy of nuclear supremacy; Reagan did not even mention Pershing II missiles, the neutron bomb or the Trident program; Reagan attempts to appease the European peace movement, but insists on U.S. military supremacy. The Kremlin heightened the tone and scope of its propaganda campaign to support the theme that 'the United States is scuttling detente while the Soviet Union favors immediate disarmament, an end to the arms race, and the prevention of nuclear war.' The official Soviet print media strongly underscored that Washington is not at all serious about disarmament and arms reduction.

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

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE