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Gorbachev And His Generals

The Reform Of Soviet Military Doctrine, 1st Edition

By William C. Green


248 pages

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 This book investigates the debate over Soviet military doctrine and changes in civil-military relations in the Soviet Union since 1985. One of Gorbachev's greatest challenges is to apply "new thinking" to the military sphere. Under this rubric such phrases as "reasonable sufficiency", and "reliable defence" are used by Soviet military leadership t

Table of Contents

Preface -- Soviet Military Doctrine: Continuity and Change? -- Assessing Soviet Military Literature: Attempts to Broker the Western Debate -- Civil-Military Relations Under Gorbachev: The Struggle over National Security -- Old Soldiers Never Die: Marshal Akhromeev’s Role in Soviet Defense Decision Making -- Soviet Doctrine and Nuclear Forces into the Twenty-first Century -- Soviet Military Doctrine’s Requirements for a Space TVD -- Perestroika and Soviet Military Personnel -- Changes in Soviet Military Thinking: How Do They Add Up and What Do They Mean for Western Security? -- Soviet Military Reference Works as a Guide in Soviet Military Doctrine -- Conclusions: The Unresolved Agenda -- The Soviet Military Leadership -- Gorbachev and the Soviet Military: A Chronology

About the Author

William C. Green is Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University and the author of the book Soviet Nuclear Weapons Policy: A Research and Bibliographic Guide (1987).

Theodore Karasik is a Staff Member in the Political Science Department of the RAND Corporation and a Research Associate at the Center for Russian and Soviet Studies in Monterey, California. He is the author of articles on Soviet politics and specializes in leadership analysis.

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