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Decision-Making in Soviet Weapons Procurement
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.