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The USSR in Third World conflicts : Soviet arms and diplomacy in local wars, 1945-1980

Author: Bruce D Porter
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bruce Porter examines Soviet policy and behaviour in Third World conflicts in the postwar period, focusing particularly on five examples: the Yemeni civil war, the Nigerian civil war, the Yom Kippur war, the Angolan civil war, and the Ogaden war. Aiming to illuminate various complex tactical and operational aspects of the USSR's policy in local conflicts, the author draws on a wide and eclectic range of sources. He  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce D Porter
ISBN: 0521263085 9780521263085
OCLC Number: 10277587
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Harvard University, 1979.
Description: viii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The USSR in local conflicts: a historical overview --
Soviet power projection: advances in postwar military capabilities --
The case studies: a framework for analysis --
The Yemeni civil war --
The Nigerian civil war --
The Yom Kippur war --
The Angolan civil war --
The Ogaden war --
Conclusions --
Index.
Other Titles: U.S.S.R. in Third World conflicts.
Responsibility: Bruce D. Porter.
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