What is Soviet thinking on the fantastic new weapons. In any future war, what would be their mission. How are they expected to contribute to victory. More generally, what is Soviet military doctrine the principles governing the employment of military forces in combat and Soviet military strategy plans for achieving specific objectives in the nuclear age. These are the questions posed by Dr. Garthoff, and in quest of the answers he has examined Soviet military organization, force structure, and military posture to determine their bearing on Soviet doctrine and strategy.