Accession Number:

AD0677244

Title:

IMPORTANT FACTOR OF VICTORY OF WAR,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

General Major V. Zemskov reviews Soviet military strategy and the Marxist-Leninist tenets on which it is based and indicates that a new political-military organ is now being established in the Soviet Union to provide the necessary collective leadership in the event of a nuclear war. A new world war, Zemskov states, will be the decisive clash between two diametrically opposed systems-the socialist and the capitalist. It will be a war of coalitions of nations involving multimillion-man armies. It will inevitably be a rocket-nuclear war in which no distinction will be made between front and rear. Since the outcome of such a war can be determined by the first strike in the first hours of conflict the elements of surprise, space, and time become extremely important. For all these reasons Zemskov states it is not surprising that the necessary military-political organs of national and military control are now being created.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE