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The Soviet Union : security policies and constraints

Author: Jonathan Alford; International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Publisher: New York : Published for the International Institute for Strategic Studies by St. Martin's Press, 1985.
Series: Adelphi library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Under communism, the power of the state is still being bolstered and the state is swelling up. The people are not growing lean, but not fat either, due to exorbitant demands made by the military on the resources of the state. In part also the rigidity of, and lack of incentives provided by centralized economic planning are stultifying growth and tending to impose quite painful choices on the Soviet leadership at a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Alford; International Institute for Strategic Studies.
ISBN: 0312749015 9780312749019
OCLC Number: 11755995
Description: xii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Soviet perspectives on security --
Decision-making in Soviet weapon procurement --
Soviet economic crisis: prospects for the military and the consumer --
Soviet view of deterrence: a general survey --
Direction and pace of Soviet force projection capabilities --
Perspectives on Soviet intervention : Soviet use of surprise and deception.
Series Title: Adelphi library.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Alford.

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"Under communism, the power of the state is still being bolstered and the state is swelling up. The people are not growing lean, but not fat either, due to exorbitant demands made by the military on the resources of the state. In part also the rigidity of, and lack of incentives provided by centralized economic planning are stultifying growth and tending to impose quite painful choices on the Soviet leadership at a time when that leadership seems weak and uncertain ..."--Introduction.

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