Accession Number : ADA181413

Title :   Military Spending in Eastern Europe,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Crane,Keith

PDF Url : ADA181413

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : This report provides military expenditure estimates for the Northerm Tier countries of the Warsaw Pact (Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic, and Poland) and Hungary, assesses the political and economic factors that determine these spending levels, and discusses the probable course of military spending in these countries over the next several years. These estimates suggest that the defense budgest reported by the East Europeans contain most major components of military spending. A statistical analysis of factors that may determine military spending levels indicates the primary determinant is available resources--i.e., utilized national income. The prospects for large surges in military spending in the next few years are therefore low.

Descriptors :   *WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, *MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, PERSONNEL, EAST GERMANY, SURGES, INCOME, ECONOMICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, EASTERN EUROPE, HUNGARY, COSTS, ESTIMATES, POLAND, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, MILITARY ASSISTANCE

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE