The Soviet Union in a Period of Strategic Parity,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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A commentary on and prediction of USSR policies is made. The high-priority objectives of the USSR in the 1970s are seen as border integrity, adhesion of East Europe, Party defense, and strength of its armed forces. No consistent pattern of past Soviet behavior emerges aggressiveness and caution exist together, although the former is preferred. In the 70s, the USSR should be greatly influenced by its two-front position between the U.S. and Communist China it will continue a forward policy in the Third World, its naval activity, and the pursuit of strategic paritysuperiority seek economic commitments from the industrial powers and bargain over issues already open.
- Government and Political Science