Accession Number : ADA255905


Title :   Changes in the Soviet Military Leadership Since 1987


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Zamascikov, Sergei


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255905.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : This monograph seeks to identify and explain the major elements of continuity and change in Soviet military organization, concepts, and goals since the rise of President Gorbachev and his new political thinking. It looks beyond the rhetoric of glasnost and perestroika to the underlying motivations that account for the many departures that have occurred in such areas as Soviet declaratory rhetoric, operational doctrine, national security decision-making, and defense resource allocation. This Note assesses the personnel changes in the Soviet High Command since the dismissal of former Minister of Defense Marshal Sergei Sokolov in May 1987. It also offers three case studies of the most typical Gorbachev appointees.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , USSR , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE