Accession Number:

ADA149469

Title:

Soviet Theater Nuclear Forces' Issues.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 78-30 Nov 79,

Corporate Author:

HUDSON INST INC CROTON-ON-HUDSON NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

This study examines the Soviet approach to transition from conventional to theater nuclear war in the context of Soviet political and military style. The factors governing the Soviet approach to nuclear transition are examined in Part 1 of the study. Part 2 explores a wide array of incentives and disincentives for Soviet nuclear transition and suggests ways in which NATO actions can affect the balance of incentives and disincentives facing the Soviet planner. Part 3 integrates and summarizes the conclusions of Parts 1 and 2, and suggests measures for NATO action.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE