Accession Number:

ADA102390

Title:

Comparative Power Projectional Capabilities: The Soviet Union and the United States 1980-85.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL STRATEGY INFORMATION CENTER INC NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-02-26

Pagination or Media Count:

379.0

Abstract:

Great changes have taken place recently in the relative ability of the Soviet Union and the United States to project power in the world. This study centers on a discussion of world politics, emphasizing sources of instability on the world scene, and compares the U.S. and Soviet power projectional capabilities to influence change. The study suggests that seemingly disparate events in different theaters bear on each other, and their effects are cumulative. The strategy suggested by the study is based on this assumption. Any strategy that will enable us to cope with our declining options, so as to stop the downward slide to war as Raymond Aron has termed the present movement in the Western position, must therefore derive from an understanding of the synergism characterizing the interaction of the disparate parts. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE