Accession Number : ADA131862

Title :   The Soviet Shift in Emphasis from Nuclear to Conventional. Volume 2. The Mid-Term Perspective

Descriptive Note : Research contribution

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL STUDIES GROUP

Personal Author(s) : McConnell, James M

PDF Url : ADA131862

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : These two volumes detail the shift over time in the Soviet selection of military options. Volume 2 deals with the implementation of the long-term perspective in mid-term doctrinal increments that coincide with the five-year plans. In each of the doctrinal periods since 1960, the Soviets have managed to introduce a new independent option: all-out nuclear war (1960-65), a conventional local war in the Third World (1966-70), limited intercontinental nuclear warfare (1971-75), theater nuclear war (1976-80), and protracted conventional war between the two coalitions (1981-85).

Descriptors :   *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *USSR, BALANCE OF POWER, DEVELOPING NATIONS, HISTORY, LIMITED WARFARE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY STRATEGY, MODIFICATION, NUCLEAR WARFARE, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE