Accession Number:

ADA064971

Title:

SALT, The Soviet Approach to Strategic Superiority.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

In this paper, the author first presents selected passages from open Soviet literature dealing with the concepts of war as a continuation of policy, nuclear war as it affects the character of war in general, the advisability of striving for strategic superiority and the utility of a war survival strategy. He then examines the capabilities of the Soviet Union not only to fight a strategic nuclear war, but also to win such a war in view of the restrictions placed on both the US and the USSR by existing strategic arms limitation agreements. The author concludes that through the effective use of the SALT process, the Soviets have been able to achieve rough strategic equivalence with the United States, i.e., a war-fighting capability, while demonstrating the potential to deploy overwhelmingly superior strategic forces in order to exploit whatever opportunities the attainment of that war-winning capability might offer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE