Accession Number:

ADA051214

Title:

The Projection of Soviet Power,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Over the past several years there have been a number of indications of increased Soviet interest in having a military capability to intervene in regions far removed from the Soviet homeland. This capability has taken many forms, from the presence of small military missions to the establishment of bases on the territory of distant powers. The present study examines what has happened. It includes some background material to give a feeling for trends, and some information on comparative American and Soviet capabilities to protect military power. It also explores what can be said about the intentions of the two superpowers. It makes hypotheses about future Soviet actions, and suggests possibilities for American actions.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE