"No book on the Soviet ground forces has been published in any language, including Russian, for many years. This study is the first comprehensive treatment of this central element in the modern Soviet military structure. The dramatically improved Soviet ground forces are the most powerful and dynamic military arm in the world. Highly flexible and easily deployable, they are considered a strategic force in and of themselves."
List of Figures -- Foreword -- CHAPTER I -- INTRODUCTION TO THE SOVIET GROUND FORCES: AN OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT -- CHAPTER 2 -- THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOVIET GROUND FORCES, 1941-1985 -- CHAPTER 3 -- SOVIET OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES -- CHAPTER 4 -- NORMS -- CHAPTER 5 -- THE AIR COMPONENT -- CHAPTER 6 -- ASSESSMENT OF THE SOVIET GROUND FORCES -- GLOSSARY -- A FEW WORDS ABOUT SOURCES -- SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.