Accession Number : ADA310980

Title :   The Voroshilov Lectures, Materials from the Soviet General Staff Academy. Volume 3. Issues of Operational Art.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wardak, Ghulam D. ; Glantz, David M.

PDF Url : ADA310980

Report Date : NOV 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 572

Abstract : UNTIL THE DEMISE OF THE USSR, the Soviets consistently viewed history as a process of dialectical change in nature and society. The discipline of history was a science, which, in their view, 'studies the development of human society as a single natural process, regular in all of its great variety and contradictions.' This process has often produced war, a socio-political phenomenon, which they have characterized as a continuation of politics by violent means. Anticipating the possibility of war, nations created armed forces to use as 'the chief and decisive means for the achievement of political aims, as well as economic, diplomatic, ideological, and other means of struggle.'

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, USSR, WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, EDUCATION, SOCIETIES, HISTORY, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY TACTICS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE