This book explores how the reforms and political currents sweeping through Soviet society relate to the indications of change in the Soviet military doctrine as a result of the changes initiated by Gorbachev. It is for readers interested in long-term Soviet approaches to strategic issues.
Table of Contents
1. Soviet Military Doctrine: Continuity and Change? 2. Assessing Soviet Military Literature: Attempts to Broker the Western Debate 3. Civil-Military Relations Under Gorbachev: The Struggle over National Security 4. Old Soldiers Never Die: Marshal Akhromeev's Role in Soviet Defense Decision Making 5. Soviet Doctrine and Nuclear Forces into the Twenty-first Century 6. Soviet Military Doctrine's Requirements for a Space TVD 7. Perestroika and Soviet Military Personnel 8. Changes in Soviet Military Thinking: How Do They Add Up and What Do They Mean for Western Security? 9. Soviet Military Reference Works as a Guide in Soviet Military Doctrine 10. Conclusions: The Unresolved Agenda