POLITICAL CONTROL IN THE EAST GERMAN PEOPLE'S ARMY.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
The political controls imposed on a Soviet satellite army are discussed. The article is of interest not only for the detail of information it offers but also because the East German National Peoples Army at the moment is undoubtedly being readied for a role it may potentially play in the deepening German crisis. The elaborate network of controls and means of supervision is described in an armed force where suspicion and distrust rather than esprit de corps seem to be the outstanding morale factors.