New Regulations Regarding the Equipment of the Armed Forces of the USSR
AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB
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A military news article discusses a revision of the 1946 disciplinary and duty regulations set forth in 1960. The regulations now reflect changes in the composition of the armed forces and suggest a change in the role of military units in a nuclear war. Leadership is emphasized. Harshness in discipline is to be avoided. Reward and recognition are advocated as well as prompt and suitable punishment. New extension of disciplinary powers has been granted to commanders of regiments, certain naval vessels, and commanders of independently operating units. Specific conditions are laid down for the use of weapons against a violator of orders, such means to be used only in time of combat or in extreme cases during peacetime when no lesser force would suffice. In addition to the disciplinary regulation changes, updating and revision has been applied to the rules of internal service regulating the daily performance of duty. Emphasis is placed on the code of a soldier to avoid being taken prisoner. Such action can be condoned only in cases where the individual is helpless due to wounds or concussion. Improvement of morale is directed by various measures. Specific daily duty schedules for handling of equipment heretofore published only for armor and transport equipment have been expanded to include other types of equipment. In conclusion, more attention has been devoted to health measures.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics