Accession Number:

ADA475461

Title:

3-D Soviet Style: A Presentation on Lessons Learned from the Soviet Experience in Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Technical memorandum

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

This Technical Memorandum presents research on the history of the Soviet experience in Afghanistan. The presentation analyzes Soviet efforts in defense, development, and diplomacy during the Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989 at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. The research is based on up-to-date Russian- and English-language sources, and an analysis of statistical data pertaining to the conflict. The authors, Anton Minkov and Gregory Smolynec, argue that previous studies of the subject are either inadequate or distorted by Cold War attitudes and that the Soviet experience offers many lessons to be learned in current efforts to stabilize and rebuild Afghanistan. The presentation is summarized in 70 briefing charts.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE