Operations Research in the Warsaw Pact Armed Forces,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Today the Warsaw Pact Armed Forces are a formidable array of men and weaponry--still strongly dominated by the Soviet Union. The utilization of operations research in these Forces in varied--and it is growing. Specific details of applications and the exact extent of this utilization is not available in open literature as the Pact countries are careful to classify such information. A considerable amount of general data in this area is available. Numerous unclassified books and articles have been written by senior Soviet officers on military applications of operations research. These are written specifically for other Soviet officers and are in a non-technical or slightly-technical style. Finished analyses of the impact of technology on the Soviet military establishment are available, and these address the impact of military OR applications. A wealth of material is also available in translated technical journals on the theory of and general applications of operations research as practiced in the Warsaw Pact countries.