The Polish Crisis of 1980 and the Politics of Survival
By Jane Leftwich Curry
RAND, 1980, 41 pp.
If the Soviets Invade Poland
By Alexander Alexiev, A. Ross Johnson and S. Enders Wimbush
RAND, 1980, 9 pp.
East European Military Establishments: The Warsaw Pact Northern Tier
By A. Ross Johnson, Robert W. Dean and Alexander Alexiev
RAND, 1980, 205 pp.
These three recent RAND reports are all relevant to the present Polish crisis. The first deals with the complicated domestic balance in Poland while the second points out the high costs that the Soviets would have to pay for intervening. The most interesting, and least transient, is the third, which provides fresh materials on the military establishments of Poland, East Germany and Czechoslovakia. They are seen as "generally unsuited to serve as instruments of domestic repression."