Accession Number : ADA475461


Title :   3-D Soviet Style: A Presentation on Lessons Learned from the Soviet Experience in Afghanistan


Descriptive Note : Technical memorandum


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS


Personal Author(s) : Minkov, Anton ; Smolynec, Gregory


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a475461.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : This Technical Memorandum presents research on the history of the Soviet experience in Afghanistan. The presentation analyzes Soviet efforts in defense, development, and diplomacy during the Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989) at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. The research is based on up-to-date Russian- and English-language sources, and an analysis of statistical data pertaining to the conflict. The authors, Anton Minkov and Gregory Smolynec, argue that previous studies of the subject are either inadequate or distorted by Cold War attitudes and that the Soviet experience offers many lessons to be learned in current efforts to stabilize and rebuild Afghanistan. The presentation is summarized in 70 briefing charts.


Descriptors :   *USSR , *LESSONS LEARNED , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *AFGHANISTAN , *DIPLOMACY , *COUNTERINSURGENCY , STABILIZATION , STATISTICAL DATA , CASUALTIES , AGRICULTURE , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , FOREIGN AID , ETHNOGRAPHY , NATURAL GAS , COMMUNISM , INTERNATIONAL TRADE , CANADA , DESTRUCTION , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , POLICIES , PAKISTAN


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE