Accession Number : ADA187140

Title :   Soviet-Warsaw Pact Western Theater of Military Operations: Organization and Missions.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Sadykiewicz, Michael

PDF Url : ADA187140

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : This note is part of a project designed to identify key aspects of a prospective Soviet-led Warsaw Pact air-land offensive fought with conventional weapons in Central Europe, and to assess the capabilities of U.S. forces, operating within the NATO context, to identify and attack these targets within critical time periods. The author examines the organization and apparent missions of Soviet-Warsaw Pact forces operating in what the Soviets call the Western theater of military operations. Four scenarios illustrate the concepts of operations that the Warsaw Pact would probably follow during the first five days of a European theater conventional war. The scenarios depict the movements and activities of four representative divisions in the first strategic echelon. Keywords: Conventional warfare; Central Europe; NATO; USSR military forces; Foreign military forces.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *LAND WARFARE, CENTRAL EUROPE, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, EUROPE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATO, SCENARIOS, TIME INTERVALS, USSR, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE