Accession Number:

ADA179885

Title:

Soviet Ground and Tactical Air Forces.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Jan-23 Feb 87,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR POLICY ANALYSIS INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-02-23

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Between now and the year 2000 it is unlikely that the Soviet ground and tactical air forces would be prepared to give up their longstanding numerical and geographical advantages. On the other hand, if the West were to allocate more resources to exploiting its inherently greater technological competitiveness an effort that would require, among other things, a reduction in present levels of licit and illicit advanced technology transfer to the Eastern Bloc, it could compel the Soviet Union to choose between ground and tactical air forces that are 1 numerically superior but no longer qualitatively competitive, or 2 qualitatively competitive but no longer endowed with an operationally significant numerical advantage.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE