Soviet Tactical Doctrine and Capabilities for Warfare at Night and Under Conditions of Limited Visibility
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ARMY INST FOR ADVANCED RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES AP0 NEW YORK 09053
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This study examines Soviet tactical doctrine for the conduct of military operations during periods of darkness, and, to a lesser extent, under conditions of limited visibility fog, rain, snow or the use of smoke. Soviet tactics and special techniques for night combat are developed in detail for battalion through squad level offensive and defensive operations. Soviet training techniques are scrutinized for an indication of the Soviet state of the art, and particular attention is given to Soviet technical aids for night combat. Finally, an effort is made to compare Soviet capabilities with those of the United States Army and to assess the significance of these Soviet abilities in any future ground conflict.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics