The Background and Development of Soviet Military Doctrine.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This report defines Soviet military doctrine and traces its development. The report begins by explaining the Soviet ideological justification for the Soviet state and its nature. The state has fundamental duties, foremost of which is defense of Soviet-style socialism. As such, the state requires a fundamental military doctrine to guide defense efforts. The Soviets state that doctrine is a function of the study of military science. The foremost component of military science for forming doctrine is military history. The report describes the Soviet study of military history and its impact on military science and doctrine. Finally, the study questions the correctness of Soviet assumptions in light of incipient breakthroughs in weapons technology. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics