An analysis of the Soviet part in the recent strategic dialogue between the East and the West. The Sokolovskii book Military Strategy, its new edition out just fifteen months after the first, and the response in Red Star to United States reception of the book indicate Soviet alertness to the strategic dialogue. Though Soviet perception is distorted by ideology, the image of the West in "recent Soviet strategic discourse is beginning in some respects to take on more objective dimensions, notably in treating the United States as a strong but withal responsible adversary." The logical outlook of East and West is perhaps drawing closer.
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