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Conventional war and escalation : the Soviet view / Joseph D. Douglass, Jr. and Amoretta M. Hoeber.

; Hoeber, Amoretta M
New York : Crane, Russak, [1981] .
ISBN 0844813907, 9780844813905

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Other Authors Hoeber, Amoretta M.
Subjects Defence.
Escalation (Military science)
Guerre classique.
Guerre nucléaire.
Military policy.
Nuclear warfare.
Rüstungspolitik.
Soviet Union -- Military policy.
Soviet Union.
Sowjetunion.
URSS -- Politique militaire.
Warfare, Conventional.
Series Strategy papers (National Strategy Information Center) ; no. 37.
Description 63 pages ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Major topics addressed in this monograph include: Soviet interests in conventional capabilities (in particular, sub-unit operations); the advantages which might be derived from a conventional phase (most of which are oriented toward better achievement of an effective, surprise nuclear strike); the characteristics of a conventional phase; and the factors that bear on the timing of the transition to nuclear operations"--Preface.
Contents Soviet interest in conventional capabilities -- Response to U.S./NATO strategy shifts -- Non-nuclear unit and subunit operations -- Non-nuclear war -- Summary statement of the Soviet interest in conventional capabilities -- Advantages of beginning a war with a conventional phase -- Characteristics of a conventional phase -- A conventional phase "under threat of nuclear use" -- Characteristic features of a conventional phase -- Specific tasks -- Transition to nuclear operations -- When to strike -- Considerations of self-deterrence -- Escalation flexibility.
Geographic Area Soviet Union
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7464496
(OCoLC)ocm07464496
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WorldCat Identities Douglass, Joseph D.
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