Accession Number : ADA134460

Title :   The Polish Military after Martial Law. Report of a Rand Conference, October 14, 1982.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Johnson,A Ross ; Kliszewski,Barbara

PDF Url : ADA134460

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : On October 14, 1982, The Rand Corporation held a workshop confernece in Washington, D.C., on 'The Polish Military'. The workshop was convened as part of the research on Poland and the Warsaw Pact being conducted for a Project AIR FORCE study, 'Soviet Vulnerabilities in Eastern Europe'. The aim of the meeting was to consider the role of the Polish military after the proclamation of martial law on December 13, 1981; the military and political background to the events of 1981; and the implications for the future of the Polish armed forces, both in the Polish Communist system and in the Warsaw Pact. The workshop discussion provided information and views on the past, present, and possible future roles of the Polish military, both domestically in Poland and in the Warsaw Pact. The body of this Note contains a summary of the discussion, including differences of view. Six major theses emerged from the discussion. These theses may serve to enrich current appraisals of developments in Poland and the Warsaw Pact and to guide subsequent research.

Descriptors :   *Political science, *Military forces(Foreign), *Poland, *Warsaw Pact Countries, *Conferencing(Communications), Research management, Communism, USSR, Management planning and control, Military operations, Operational effectiveness, Combat readiness, Military planning, Vulnerability, History, United States, Reports

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE