Accession Number:

ADA066930

Title:

The Soviet Perception of the American Will.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This memorandum seeks to add to the understanding of the Soviet-American military equation by examining the Soviet perception of American will, and assessing its impact on future Soviet foreign policy behavior. The author contends that President Carters election presented the Kremlin with new uncertainties concerning the policies President Carter would adopt, how successfully he could marshal political support, and what changes he could achieve in the US ability to act in the international environment. The author asserts that the Soviet Union has come to regard President Carter as a clever politician who, to a great degree, has succeeded in reforging American will, and, correspondingly, American ability to undertake certain foreign initiatives. He concludes that the way the Soviet leaders answer questions about the continual evaluation of American will can significantly impact future Soviet foreign policy behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE