Accession Number : ADA261858


Title :   The Voroshilov Lectures. Materials from the Soviet General Staff Academy, Volume 2: Issues of Soviet Military Strategy


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Wardak, Ghulam D ; Turbiville, Jr, Graham H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261858.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 226


Abstract : This is the second volume of secret lectures delivered at the Voroshilov General Staff Academy in the two-year course during 1973-75. It is a translation based on notes and transcriptions made by an Afghan officer attending the course, Colonel Ghulam Dastagir Wardak. As a continuation of the basic overview lectures presented in the first volume, it rounds out those lectures on strategy in a theater of military action. While not a homogenous series, this volume presents valuable data in three areas: two chapters dealing with the basic arms and services and the High Command of the Soviet Armed Forces; two chapters on particular types of combat support operations in strategic theater operations -- air defense, and offensive air assault landings, and three general kinds of basic homeland support for theater operations -- military uses of space, civil defense, and economic support of the Armed Forces. This volume completes the coverage of general strategic and strategic support activities (omitting only naval operations, for which the Afghan colonel did not transcribe the lecture, and a lecture on Marxism-Leninism and Soviet military affairs). Future volumes will cover the full range of front (Army Group) and army-level operations in detail.


Descriptors :   *USSR , *MILITARY STRATEGY , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *STRATEGIC WARFARE , AIR DEFENSE , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , MILITARY PLANNING , AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , LECTURES , AIR TRANSPORTATION , MILITARY TRAINING , MISSIONS , COMBAT SUPPORT , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , CIVIL DEFENSE , ECONOMICS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Civil Defense
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE