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
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