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The Voroshilov Lectures. Materials from the Soviet General Staff Academy, Volume 2: Issues of Soviet Military Strategy
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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This is the second volume of secret lectures delivered at the Voroshilov General Staff Academy in the two-year course during 1973-75. It is a translation based on notes and transcriptions made by an Afghan officer attending the course, Colonel Ghulam Dastagir Wardak. As a continuation of the basic overview lectures presented in the first volume, it rounds out those lectures on strategy in a theater of military action. While not a homogenous series, this volume presents valuable data in three areas two chapters dealing with the basic arms and services and the High Command of the Soviet Armed Forces two chapters on particular types of combat support operations in strategic theater operations -- air defense, and offensive air assault landings, and three general kinds of basic homeland support for theater operations -- military uses of space, civil defense, and economic support of the Armed Forces. This volume completes the coverage of general strategic and strategic support activities omitting only naval operations, for which the Afghan colonel did not transcribe the lecture, and a lecture on Marxism-Leninism and Soviet military affairs. Future volumes will cover the full range of front Army Group and army-level operations in detail.
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