Fundamental Principles of the Communist Strategy of Aggression
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Since the close of World War II, the concept of aggression has assumed an increasing role in the exercising of the Communist worlds foreign policies and objectives. Aggression can take many forms and avoids specific definition. It is the purpose of this essay to investigate some basic fundamentals of the Soviet strategy of aggression to better understand its role in the international arena. A review of Leninism indicates that there is good reason to believe that it is the basis for the Soviet concept of aggression. Lenins philosophies toward war, negotiations, the principle of association, peaceful coexistence, and national liberation movements are still valid and practiced in modern times. In applying Leninism to an analysis of Soviet strategy, it is important to realize that the world situation of today differs from that existing at the time Lenin developed his theories and concepts. Although the Soviet-stated attitudes toward peaceful coexistence and national liberation movements appear to support the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, the implementation of these attitudes indicates the contrary. Under the guise of peaceful coexistence and support of the right to self-determination, the Soviets plan to continue furthering their national objective to spread communism throughout the world.
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