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The Officer's Handbook (A Soviet View)
The Officer's Handbook (A Soviet View)
Edited by General-Major S.N. Kozlov
Voyenizdat/U.S. Air Force, 1977, 358 pp

Intended as a basic working reference, the Handbook assembles a peculiar combination of topics: political ideology, military-party relations, doctrine, military theory, Soviet and NATO forces, psychology, disciplinary regulations, etiquette, and hygiene. Both the selection of information and the commanding tone tell a great deal about the Soviet military.