Soviet military theory: an additional source of insight into the development

by Thomas W. Wolfe

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A comparative examination of Soviet military doctrine and strategy as presented in the 1960 and 1964 editions of On Soviet Military Science. The changing emphases in Soviet attitudes toward strategic warfare, relationship between politics and military theory, and the principles of war are discussed.

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