Accession Number:

ADA055866

Title:

Factors Influencing Perceptions of the US/USSR Military Balance.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This memorandum is based on the premise that nations base their policies on their perceptions of the USUSSR military balance and do not make their decisions solely or even primarily on the basis of the objective data concerning this balance. The author discusses various methods which, if employed to diminish perceptual distortions, would allow more objective and accurate judgement of the balance. He concludes that if these perceptions are dealt with and their nature understood, the chances of being misled by our own perceptions can be reduced and sometimes the perceptions which countries have of the USUSSR balance can be modified.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE