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Historical roots of contemporary debates on Soviet military doctrine and defense

Sally W. Stoecker

Historical roots of contemporary debates on Soviet military doctrine and defense

by Sally W. Stoecker

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Published by RAND in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union.
    • Subjects:
    • Military doctrine -- Soviet Union.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSally W. Stoecker.
      SeriesA Rand note ;, N-3348-AF/A
      ContributionsRand Corporation.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA770 .S857 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 31 p. ;
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1311039M
      LC Control Number92181386

      There is also little evidence that the quality of Soviet officers or military doctrine fell short. Indeed, we often forget that history’s first successful example of a “blitzkrieg” in modern warfare was the crushing August defeat that Stalin inflicted upon the Japanese 6th Army in Outer Mongolia, relying upon a massive surprise. Counterinsurgency’s apparent sunset has left the military struggling for a new mission, but it will always have operational art. Once an arcane subfield dominated by specialists in Soviet and German history, doctrine and rhetoric about the design of operations and campaigns reached its zenith in large stabilization and state-building missions.

        A persuasive book in its broad contention that doctrine is more important than firepower, the understanding being that any nation able to have a modern doctrine can also put up a respectable amount of firepower. While compelling, I still found the book a bit too convenient. It needed more examples. For instance, does it predict success at El /5(7). 13 Garthoff's principal works are Soviet Military Doctrine (), Soviet Strategy in the Nuclear Age (), and The Soviet Image of Future War (). Dinerstein wrote War and the Soviet Union (). 14 Cited in J.M. Mackintosh, The Strategy and Tactics of Soviet Foreign Policy (London, ), pp. , emphasis added.

      To the Soviet military hierarchy, the problem was that, if Ogarkov were correct, the entire Soviet way of war-and the forces that were to fight in a future war-had become obsolete. Soviet conventional superiority in numbers was negated by the probable destruction of the centralized command structure needed to manage those formations, as well as. The formative years of Soviet operational art the Civil War and Leninist base of military doctrine ()-- the evolution of a socialist military doctrine ()-- the technical reconstruction of the armed forces and the theory of deep operations ()-- crisis in the Soviet military establishment ().


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Historical roots of contemporary debates on Soviet military doctrine and defense (A Rand note)Author: Sally W Stoecker. Historical Roots of Contemporary Debates on Soviet Military Doctrine and Defense.

by Sally W. Stoecker. Related Topics: Finally, it suggests some parallels between the strategic circumstances facing Soviet military theorists in the s and those confronting planners today.

Historical Roots of Contemporary Debates on Soviet Military Doctrine and Defense This Note examines the themes of and historical context for the writings of Soviet strategists of the s, such as Alexander Svechin and Leon Trotsky, who emphasized the importance of defensive by: 1. Title: Historical Roots of Contemporary Debates on Soviet Military Doctrine and Defense Author: Sally W.

Stoecker Subject: Examines the themes of, and historical context for, the writings of Soviet strategists of the s, such as Alexander Svechin and Leon Trotsky, who emphasized the importance of defensive operations.

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Military doctrine is the expression of how military forces contribute to campaigns, major operations, battles, and engagements. It is a guide to action, rather than hard and fast rules. Doctrine provides a common frame of reference across the military.

It helps standardize operations, facilitating readiness by establishing common ways of accomplishing military tasks. The Roots of Military Doctrine. Change and Continuity in Understanding the Practice of. Warfare. ing Soviet planning for a potential war with the United States. In the The second chapter offers a history of military doctrine from its emergence in the early 17th century to the end of the 20th.

This discussion. [It] involves such fields as military thinking, military strategy, operational doctrine, military organization, and arms development." () Chinese writers in repeatedly referred to the "third military technical revolution" without actually footnoting the Soviet military journals that in the past decade have been discussing the same subject.

Soviet “Military Advisors” were not Spetnatz, in fact, many were non-military. The Soviets were Technical Advisors, many being civilians employed by the contractor who built the weapons system, much in the same way that Martin-Marietta provided civilian advisors to the US Army for the Lance and Pershing I, IA and II missile systems.

A recent book by the former president of the Chinese Academy of Military Science, The Categories of Military Science by General Zheng Wenhan, offers numerous footnotes to Soviet works on the same subjects and employs the categories established in Soviet military science publications.

Chinese authors never explicitly acknowledge their debt to. There is adequate precedent in Soviet history for the military to support a reduction in contemporary military procurement in order to ensure enhanced future production of modern weaponry.

It happened in the s, in the late s and possibly, with regard to conventional forces, in the early s when, for a time, the priority was nuclear. Deep operation (Russian: Глубокая операция, glubokaya operatsiya), also known as Soviet Deep Battle, was a military theory developed by the Soviet Union for its armed forces during the s and s.

It was a tenet that emphasized destroying, suppressing or disorganizing enemy forces not only at the line of contact, but throughout the depth of the battlefield.

The Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) dates to It is one of the longest serving continuously operating offices in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and has been recognized for the excellence of its publications and programs for over a half century.

The mission of the historical office is to collect, preserve, and present the history of the Office of. and doctrine, blending its own traditional tactics, con - cepts from the Soviet military, and U.S. doctrine to bring the PLA into the information age.

At the same time, the PLA has modernized and improved upon its own psychological warfare operations and expanded the role for its legal scholars in justifying military action and territorial claims.

historical legacy passed from the Soviet to the Russian period. Two issues are thus at play in the the first focused study on the topic of military thought since the edited book Soviet Military Thinking.

The report in no way replaces that volume but rather supplements it. Appendix B Russia’s Classification of Contemporary. The Gerasimov Doctrine builds a framework for these new tools, and declares that non-military tactics are not auxiliary to the use of force but the preferred way to win.

That they are, in fact. Not present day since the Soviet Union doesn't actually exist anymore. US' superior doctrine. I take minor umbrage with this, US Military doctrine (and indeed, the military doctrines of individual NATO countries) changed several times, post-Vietnam War saw the development of 'Active Defense', after that you had 'AirLand Battle' (thanks Eugen).

KPA military doctrine or, to use the North Korean (and Russian) term, military art has followed the former Soviet (and current Russian) model very closely throughout its evolution.

35 The KPA, although claiming lineage to the anti-Japanese guerrilla force of pre-World War II days, was established on 8 Februaryunder Soviet military. The second chapter covers von Seeckt's re-evaluation of German military doctrine.

Von Seeckt saw "the key to future victory was mobility" and the answer to the enemy's superior numbers. Despite the demonstrated strength of the defense witnessed in trench warfare, he emphasized an offensive orientation for the s:.

Military Doctrine: A Reference Handbook takes a thorough look at 20th- and 21st-century military doctrines around the world. It excerpts relevant English-language scholarly and governmental literature to paint a picture of how military doctrine has developed in recent history, what military doctrines are currently operating on the world stage, and where military doctrine is heading in the near.

The views expressed are those of the authors, and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of Defense.

The Modern War Institute does not screen articles to fit a particular editorial .2. The Military Doctrine contains the main provisions of the military policy and of military-economic support for defense of the State based on the analysis of military risks and military threats facing the Russian Federation and the interests of its allies.

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