1st Edition

How Russia Makes War
Soviet Military Doctrine

ISBN 9780367609993
Published January 27, 2021 by Routledge
608 Pages

USD $200.00

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1954, is a key analysis of the guiding policies, basic assumptions, fundamental principles and methods of the Red Army, in many respects the most powerful force in the Cold War. This analysis examines the strategy and tactics, weapons systems, training, discipline and political doctrine of the Red Army, as well as focusing on the political control of the USSR and its satellite states.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Bases of Soviet Military Doctrine  1. Soviet Strategy, Military Doctrine and ‘Cold War’  2. The Soviet Conception of Military Doctrine  3. Fundamental Influences on Soviet Military Doctrine  Part 2. Soviet Principles of War  4. The Principle of the Offensive, and Defence  5. The Principles of Manoeuvre and Initiative  6. Forms of Offensive Manoeuvre  7. The Principles of the Concentration and Economy of Force Mass  8. The Principles of Momentum of Advance and of Consolidation  9. The Principle of Annihilation  10. Retreat  11. Reserves  12. The Principles of Unity and Combined Arms  13. Leadership, Planning and Command  14. Morale, Political Controls and the Soviet Soldier  15. Prediction, Intelligence and Reconnaissance  16. Deception, Surprise and Security  17. Preparation, Training and Improvisation  18. The Importance of the Rear  Part 3. Soviet Doctrine on the Operational and Tactical Employment of the Combat Arms  19. Soviet Employment of Ground Forces  20. Soviet Employment of Air Power  21. Soviet Employment of Sea Power and Amphibious Operations  22. Special Combat Conditions  23. Soviet Employment of Partisan Forces

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Raymond L. Garthoff