The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)

The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)
Title:
The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)
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Paperback
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ISBN:
9780160920615
Description

Soviet military planning for conflict in Europe after World War II from the outset harnessed East European military capabilities to Soviet military purposes and assumed operational subordination of East European military formations to higher-level Soviet commands. A Polish command-staff exercise in 1950, for example, assumed subordination of a Polish Army (comprised of five divisions and other units) to a Soviet Maritime Front (tasked in the exercise with occupying Denmark). Following founding of the Warsaw Treaty Organization (Warsaw Pact) in May 1955, a supreme Warsaw Pact military command was established in Moscow, but this institution existed largely on paper until the 1960’s.

It was only in 1969 that the Warsaw Pact adopted at Soviet insistence (along with the Committee of Defense Ministers and Military Council) a “Statute on the Combined Armed Forces and Combined Command of the Warsaw Pact Member States (for Peacetime)” that created an elaborate Warsaw Pact military headquarters in Moscow with East European deputy defense ministers designated as deputy Warsaw Pact commanders. These institutional changes gave the Warsaw Pact more semblance of a multinational military alliance and granted to the East European military establishments a greater consultative voice in Warsaw Pact military matters, while streamlining decision-making on training and armaments in a manner serving Soviet interests.

The accompanying DVD contains a wealth of newly declassified Central Intelligence Agency documents from the Warsaw Pact series.

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

I. Sponsorship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
II. Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
IV. Essays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
V. Selected Declassified Intelligence Documents . . . . . . 19
VI. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Electronic Reading Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
VII. Special Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Audience

This publication would be useful to the military's analysis community, policymakers, members of government and defense agencies/contractors, and members of military-focused and intelligence-focused committees.  Historians and students of intelligence studies would also find this publication to be useful.

Product Details

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USA Price:
$16.00
International Price:
$22.40
Publisher:
Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence; and Historical Collections Division
Key Phrases:
  • Intelligence History
  • Warsaw Pact: Wartime Statutes
  • Wartime Statutes
  • Wilson Center Cold War International History Project
  • Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control
  • Instruments of Soviet Control
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0.4375
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
08/01/2013
Last Status Update:
01/20/2022
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