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The Armed Forces of the USSR
The Armed Forces of the USSR
By Harriet Fast Scott and William F. Scott
Westview Press, 1979, 400 pp

This fact-rich volume, written by two experienced observers of the Soviet military scene, has sections on almost all aspects of the U.S.S.R.'s defense establishment-the structure of the military services and the high command, their training and education, the military-industrial complex, the relationship between the Communist Party and the armed forces, and the fundamentals of military doctrine and strategy. Extensive use is made of Soviet military bibliographical materials.