In This Review

The Armed Forces of the Soviet State
The Armed Forces of the Soviet State
By Marshal A. A. Grechko
U.S. Air Force, 1977, 349 pp.

A major statement of Soviet strategic military doctrine by the late Minister of Defense. (Original Russian version noted in Foreign Affairs, October 1976.) The Soviet copyright agency required changes in this translation, deleting several hard-line statements and, for instance, substituting ones emphasizing the CPSU's "struggle to ban new kinds and systems of weapons of mass destruction."