Accession Number:

AD0735853

Title:

The Politics of Power: Soviet Decisionmaking for Defense,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES DIV

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

The paper explores the main sources of the ideas that influence Soviet military policy. Chapter I reviews the concepts commonly employed in US analyses of Soviet military policy, with a view to assessing their value as aids to the interpretation of Soviet actions. Chapter II examines the Soviet political system with a view to determining the relationships of the various institutions involved in the military decisionmaking process. Chapter III examines the role of the military establishment in this process, and Chapter IV considers the role played by the physical scientists. Chapter V provides a general summing up of the results of the inquiry. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE