Accession Number : ADA136394

Title :   Research and Analytical Evaluation of the Soviet Union and Modernization of Nuclear Weapons Forces in Europe.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 80-30 Mar 82,

Corporate Author : ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Rothenberg,M

PDF Url : ADA136394

Report Date : 01 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : This report provides an indepth of the Soviet campaign against NATO nuclear modernization. It examines the background of Soviet efforts against NATO since its inception, with particular emphasis on precursor Soviet campaigns against NATO nuclear armaments. It surveys in detail Soviet views and actions against the 1979 NATO decision on deployment of Pershing II and cruise missiles in Europe, analyzes Soviet concerns about the possibility of such deployment, and explores likely Soviet countermoves before, immediately after and for an extended period following implementation of the NATO decision.

Descriptors :   *Military doctrine, *Nuclear forces(Military), *Military strategy, Cruise missiles, NATO, Limited warfare, USSR, Perception, Warsaw Pact Countries, Nuclear weapons, Deployment, Theater level operations, Balance of power, East West relations, Tactical weapons, Nuclear warheads, Policies, History, Decision making

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE