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