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1st Edition

The Tenuous Balance
Conventional Forces In Central Europe

ISBN 9780367296483
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
273 Pages

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Book Description

The instigation for this book was the author’s doubt that the political and military confrontation in Central Europe would remain stable in a serious crisis. Uncertainty of success may deter Soviet risk-taking forty-nine years out of fifty but not in that fiftieth year if Soviet leaders should face an apparent threat to their continued hegemony in

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Political–Military Balance -- Strategy, Operations, Tactics: The Warsaw Pact -- Strategy, Operations, Tactics: NATO -- Ground Maneuver Forces -- Battlefield Mobility and Rear Area Security -- Conventional Firepower -- Tactical Air Power -- Logistics and Reinforcement -- Qualitative Factors: Weapons, Personnel, Training -- Command and Control -- Terrain -- The Tenuous Balance -- Mathematical Models

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James M. Garrett is an Associate Professor at California State University, Los Angeles, USA.