The Collapse of the Soviet Military

The Collapse of the Soviet Military

by William E. Odom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300082711

ISBN-13: 9780300082715

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this important book, a distinguished United States Army officer and scholar traces the rise and fall of the Soviet military, arguing that it had a far greater impact on Soviet politics and economic development than was perceived in the West. General Odom asserts that Gorbachev saw that dramatically shrinking the military and the military-industrial sector of the…  See more details below

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In this important book, a distinguished United States Army officer and scholar traces the rise and fall of the Soviet military, arguing that it had a far greater impact on Soviet politics and economic development than was perceived in the West. General Odom asserts that Gorbachev saw that dramatically shrinking the military and the military-industrial sector of the economy was essential for fully implementing perestroika and that his efforts to do this led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082715
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Abbreviations
1The Soviet Philosophy of War1
2Party, State, and Military Structure16
3How the Military Was Manned38
4The Permanent War Economy49
5Military Strategy65
6Deciding to Change Course88
7Defensive Doctrine and Arms Reductions118
8Glasnost and the Public Debate147
9Legislating Military Reform173
10The Intractable Party-Military Connection203
11The Intractable Military-Industrial Sector223
12The Army and Maintaining Domestic Order244
13From Force Reductions to Disintegration272
14The August Crisis305
15Illusions of Another Chance347
16The Illusion of the CIS Armed Forces375
Conclusion388
Chronology405
Biographical Reference413
Notes421
Bibliography479
Index499

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