Accession Number : ADA176138


Title :   Marshal Ogarkov on Modern War: 1977-1985. Revision


Descriptive Note : Professional paper


Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL PLANNING MANPOWER AND LOGISTICS DIV


Personal Author(s) : FitzGerald, Mary C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a176138.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : A review of Marshal N. V. Ogarkov's writings from 1977-85 reveals that the former Chief of the Soviet General Staff has consistently augured that phenomenon which General William Odom recently dubbed the third revolution in Soviet military affairs. Far from signalling the slightest attenuation of his public views, Ogarkov's 1985 book indicates that he has in fact intensified his drive to galvanize awareness of the altered military utility of nuclear weapons, the qualitatively new combat characteristics of conventional means, and the need to adapt the forms and methods of combat action accordingly. His modern theater operation may indeed reflect a revolutionized Soviet military science, and his own activities since September 1984, its formal debut.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *WARFARE , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , THEORY , OPERATION , ATTENUATION , USSR , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE