Changes in the Soviet Military Leadership Since 1987
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This monograph seeks to identify and explain the major elements of continuity and change in Soviet military organization, concepts, and goals since the rise of President Gorbachev and his new political thinking. It looks beyond the rhetoric of glasnost and perestroika to the underlying motivations that account for the many departures that have occurred in such areas as Soviet declaratory rhetoric, operational doctrine, national security decision-making, and defense resource allocation. This Note assesses the personnel changes in the Soviet High Command since the dismissal of former Minister of Defense Marshal Sergei Sokolov in May 1987. It also offers three case studies of the most typical Gorbachev appointees.
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations