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Gitz, Bradley R.

Works: 3 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 973 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: UA646.8, 322.50947
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Most widely held works by Bradley R Gitz
Armed forces and political power in Eastern Europe the Soviet/Communist control system by Bradley R Gitz( )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the inner workings of the political and military control system used by the USSR and former communist regimes in Eastern Europe to rule the region until recent times
The reliability of East European military forces by Bradley R Gitz( )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For Western military analysts one of the continuing problems involved in estimating Warsaw Pact capability has been the uncertain behavior of non-Soviet forces under wartime conditions. More specifically, questions have been raised as to whether East European military establishments are of a sufficiently reliable nature as to enhance the Soviet ability to conduct offensive operations in the vital European theatre. In order to estimate such behavior, a three component framework for analysis is adopted based upon (1) useable military resources; (2) Soviet/party control mechanisms; and (3) the value socialization process. An evaluation based upon these components reveals that substantial variation exists among non-Soviet forces in terms of their ability to operate alongside Soviet units. The presence of these discrepencies raises serious doubts concerning the actual role of East European forces in Soviet military planning; doubts which enhance the prospects for creation of a credible NATO conventional deterrent in the region
Weapons modernization, doctrine, and the decline of the Warsaw Pact ( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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