Accession Number : ADA208121


Title :   Analyzing Soviet Intentions: A Short Guide to Soviet Military Literature


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL WARFARE OPERATIONS DIV


Personal Author(s) : McConnell, James M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a208121.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : This research contribution lays out a methodology for interpreting the Soviet literature dealing with military affairs. The following aspects are covered: the subject matter that normally yields the best evidence of Soviet intentions; the theoretical disciplines involved with this subject matter and their relationship to official channels; the problem of determining the truthfulness and authoritativeness of Soviet statements; and the rules of analysis in coping with their literature. Keywords: Foreign, Foreign policy, Literature, Military doctrine, Military publications, Military strategy, Strategic analysis, Translations, USSR.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *LITERATURE SURVEYS , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , MILITARY PUBLICATIONS , DOCUMENTS , TRANSLATIONS , MILITARY STRATEGY , USSR , FOREIGN POLICY


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE