A postscript on the significance of the book "Soviet military strategy"

by Thomas W. Wolfe

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Comments by one of the Rand translators of Sokolovskii's book. He believes that the book was meant primarily for Soviet internal information and also for propaganda. He feels that it marks not the end of an internal debate on military policy, but a compromise of contending viewpoints. The instability of the compromise is suggested by the continuing doctrinal disagreement within the Soviet bureaucracy, and by the various criticisms leveled at the book.

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