Accession Number:

AD0626921

Title:

THE EVOLVING NATURE OF THE WARSAW PACT,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

An examination of the changes that have taken place in the Warsaw Pact alliance since 1960. The author finds that the first years of the alliance merely institutionalized existing arrangements in East Europe i.e., the six East Europe countries as a Soviet defensive zone against the West. This function remains since 1961, however, the Soviets have also expected the six countries to contribute armed forces to military operations. This has meant a more thorough integration of East European forces into Soviet operational plans. The apparent result is a twoway pull 1 toward increasing interdependence and 2 toward asserting separate national interests, and, on the part of East Europe, insisting on a greater role in the decision-making process. The political reasons for the changes in the alliance, and their implication for future Soviet policy, are discussed in detail. An annotated bibliography on the history of the Warsaw Pact is provided. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE