Accession Number:

ADA109652

Title:

Civil Defense in Soviet Strategic Perceptions.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 78-31 Dec 79,

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

215.0

Abstract:

This study examines and analyzes possible Soviet views on the strategic significance and utility of civil defense for deterrence, war-fighting and crisis management. Specifically, it describes and assesses Soviet views on the need and requirements for and the role of civil defense in the Soviet defense posture, policies and strategy and on its contribution to war fighting, war outcome and recovery. It analyzes the Soviet targeting doctrine and its relationship to civil defense priorities, measures for assuring system, national and economic survival and essential support for the armed forces. The study also examines possible methods for Soviet exploitation of its civil defense capabilities for crisis management. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE