Accession Number:

ADA073950

Title:

Mailed Fist, Velvet Glove: Soviet Armed Forces as a Political Instrument

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jul 1977-30 Sep 1979

Corporate Author:

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1979-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1295.0

Abstract:

This study was conducted in order to determine the historical record of the use of Soviet armed forces as a political instrument since the Second World War to gain an understanding of the USSRs readiness to use military power in the pursuit of foreign policy objectives and the willingness of Soviet leaders to accept risks in doing so to evaluate the utility of political- military operations to Soviet interests and foreign policy goals and to realize the implications of this Soviet behavior for U.S. interests and American foreign and defense policies.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE