Accession Number:

AD0636453

Title:

THE SOVIET MILITARY SCENE: INSTITUTIONAL AND DEFENSE POLICY CONSIDERATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

The study of the Soviet military scene is concerned mainly with two broad categories of questions. First, it examines those pertaining to institutional relationships between the military and civil authority and to the character of the military as a sociopolitical and pressure group, inquiring into factors that heighten the cohesion of the military community as well as institutional attitudes and groupings which tend in some degree to dilute the semmingly monolithic character of the armed forces. Secondly, the study deals with a range of questions affecting the development of Soviet defense policy. Among these are revival of the military policy debate which began in the Khrushchev era, the tenor of Soviet strategic thinking under the new regime, the Vietnam crisis, Soviet arms-control diplomacy, and, finally, the prospect of changes in the Soviet outlook that may bear significantly upon the military stance adopted by the Soviet Union in support of its policy objectives during the next decade or so.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE