The Soviet Response to Korean Air Lines Flight 007.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study is an historical analysis of Soviet actions, verbal and actual, following the violation of USSR airspace by Korean Air Lines Flight KE-007 on the morning of 1 September 1983. Soviet and Western primary sources, as well as other literature, are examined to determine the nature of the Soviet response their actions taken during the two and one half hours prior to termination of the flight, the ability of Soviet commanders to identify the Korean airliner, the level at which the final decision was made, and any adverse action taken by authorities against Soviets involved in the operation.
- Government and Political Science