Decision-Making in Soviet Weapons Procurement

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Decision-Making in Soviet Weapons Procurement

By Arthur J. Alexander. Adelphi paper No. 147-148
The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1978
65 pp.

The most detailed and informed study to date of this important subject. Alexander believes that the Soviet military buildup of the past 15 years has been characterized by incrementalism and conservatism, with the pace and direction almost entirely determined by the military establishment. Interference from the collective political leadership has been rare, but this could change in the coming decade with a new generation of leaders.

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