Accession Number : ADA246228


Title :   The Supreme Soviet and Soviet Defense Policy


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Fries, Thomas A.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA246228


Report Date : JUN 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : This thesis examines the potential role of the Supreme Soviet and its Committee for Questions of Defense and State Security (KOGB) in the formation of Soviet defense policy. Important events leading to the creation of the new Supreme Soviet and opening-session debates on the appointment of the USSR defense Minister and release of students from service in the Armed Forces are reviewed. The role of the KOGB in determining Soviet defense spending and military reform are also examined. The thesis concludes with an examination of the problems facing the KOGB, and points out that significant military reform will likely emerge from the Supreme Soviet should positive trends in Soviet political reform continue.


Descriptors :   *USSR , POLITICAL SCIENCE , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , PATTERNS , THESES , COSTS , RELEASE , POLICIES , SECURITY


Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
      MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
      MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE