Accession Number : ADA255891


Title :   Observations on a Recent Trip to the Former Soviet Union


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Aug 1992


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS


Personal Author(s) : Tritten, James J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255891.pdf


Report Date : 26 Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Students and faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently returned from a 21-day educational exchange visit to Russia and the Ukraine. The group (led by the author), from the School's Department of National Security Affairs, included four Navy, three Air Force, and one Army officer students who are specializing in Russian area studies. Funding was provided by the individual services under the Defense Advanced Language and Area Studies (DALASP) and the Quality of Analysis (QofA) Programs. The July 1992 trip to Russia and the Ukraine was made to help the students find out more about the current state of the former Soviet Union and the state of its military forces. The students hoped to determine whether the Bush administration's defense planning assumptions are still valid with regard to Russia and the Ukraine. Comments are presented in the following areas: current political issues and personalities, Russian military science, Russian military history, the Western theater of war, the Russian military education system, how the Russians learn about the West, nuclear weapons capabilities, and what the Russians and Ukrainians want to know about the West.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *OBSERVATION , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *RUSSIA , *UKRAINE , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , MILITARY HISTORY , STUDENTS , DEFENSE PLANNING , MILITARY TRAINING , MILITARY DOCTRINE , THREATS , MILITARY FACILITIES , SYMPOSIA , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , LEADERSHIP


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE