The development of Soviet strategic thinking since 1945

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Geoffrey Jukes

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Policy paper

Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No. 14

Soviet policies, like the policies of most other countries, are shaped by outside events as much as by internal happenings, and are sometimes affected by the conflicting aspirations of political and military leaders. Mr Jukes shows how Soviet strategic ideas have changed at various times since the war and demonstrates the flexibility of Soviet thinking. He also suggests ways in which the Soviet strategy may develop.

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