Accession Number:

ADA232929

Title:

Soviet Operational Maneuver in a Period of Reform

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMBINED ARMS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SOVIET ARMY STUDIES OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This article is concerned with the impact of military reform on Soviet concepts for conducting operational maneuver. Recent Soviet announcements call our attention to changes that will result in a recognizable defensive orientation in its armed forces. Actual structural changes have already begun. The author observes that it is as yet too early to determine if these moves will fulfill their intended purpose. He notes that political, economic and military factors will all influence the new structure as it evolves. He advises Western analysts and planners to keep close watch on the heavy versus light mix of these restructured organizations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE