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The Soviet Military Under Gorbachev

Report on a RAND Workshop

Published 1989

by Alex Alexiev, Robert Nurick


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This report summarizes the proceedings of a RAND workshop on the state of the Soviet military, held in Oxnard, California, on June 16-17, 1989. It has been selectively updated to account for major developments through January 1990. The workshop was designed to produce an interim assessment of the effects on the military of the political, social, and economic trends unleashed by Mikhail Gorbachev and his program of perestroika (restructuring), and to evaluate prospects for the future.

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