Cover: CIA estimates of Soviet military expenditure

CIA estimates of Soviet military expenditure

Published 1980

by Abraham S. Becker

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback18 pages $20.00

Focuses on the public debate over the size and growth of Soviet military expenditure and the estimates of these indicators made by the CIA. The subject is surrounded by controversy because of Soviet secrecy, CIA's reluctance to disclose sensitive sources and methods, technical complexities, and the political sensitivity of the results, which have an important casual bearing on U.S. military outlays. In this context, the paper makes a number of judgments on the validity of the CIA estimates and major current concerns.

This report is part of the RAND paper series. The paper was a product of RAND from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Papers were less formal than reports and did not require rigorous peer review.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.