This book, first published in 1956, analyses the Red Army’s strategic planning for a war involving nuclear weapons – whereby the front line is thinned out to protect it from nuclear attack and replaced by large-scale offensive operations in NATO’s rear. This new warfare technique had been successfully practised in WWII by Soviet partisan and guerrilla forces, and this book examines these foundations of Soviet secret services doctrine, and the principles by which they would operate.
Table of Contents
1. The Soviet Stratagem 2. A Classic in Espionage: The ‘Red Orchestra’, 1941-43 3. A Primer in Infiltration: The ‘Red Three’, 1941-43 4. More About Intelligence: Partisans on Reconnaissance Missions 5. A Blueprint for Subversion: The Fall of France, 1940 6. A Study in Political Warfare: The Free German Committee, 1943-45 7. A Plan for Sabotage: Partisans on Operational Missions 8. A Pattern for Revolution: A Satellite is Born 9. The New Warfare Organisation 10. A Leaf out of the German Book 11. On a Point of Law 12. The Soviet Sixth Column