Use of the Military Instrument Short of War: the Soviet Union

  • Roy Allison

Abstract

Soviet attitudes towards the use of military power help determine the functions of the Soviet armed forces and shape the conduct of Soviet military and defence policies. Although these attitudes have traditionally been expressed within an ideological framework, they have evolved in response to changes in the international environment.

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