The Soviet estimate U.S. intelligence analysis & Russian military strength by John Prados

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  • United States.,
  • Soviet Union.


  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency,
  • Intelligence service -- United States,
  • Strategic forces -- Soviet Union

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StatementJohn Prados.
LC ClassificationsJK468.I6 P72
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 367 p. ;
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4269148M
ISBN 100385272111
LC Control Number81015232

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Genre/Form: Annotations (Provenance) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Prados, John. Soviet estimate. New York: Dial Press, © (OCoLC) During the Cold War, when the United States' intelligence efforts were focused on the Soviet Union, one of the primary tasks of the Central Intelligence Agency was to estimate Soviet defense spending.

Because this information was used for planning by the U.S. military, the executive branch, and Congress, the CIA's estimates were usually right in the middle of one of the biggest and most. impact on Soviet relations with Eastern Europe and the West.4 This assessment of a stagnating Soviet economy was, in turn, reflected in U.S.

national strategy. Presidential Direct which defined U.S. national strategy in the Carter administration, said that, ‘‘though successfully acquiring military power matching the United States, theCited by: 4.

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in the west. Prices do not represent optimal anythings, because, if we have learned anything at all from general equilibrium theory, it is that the conditions for optimization are. The Black Book of Communism alleges that communism killed 94 million people during the 20th century.

This number is accumulated from more than 10 different nations and various movements around the Author: Morgan Visser. Naval War College Review Volume 35 Number 4July-August Article 20 The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Intelligence Analysis and Russian Military Strength Henry M.

SchreiberCited by: The most famous exposition of this view is the book Harvest of Sorrow, now almost two decades old, by the prolific (and problematic) historian Robert Conquest, but this perspective can be found in History Channel documentaries on Stalin, many textbooks of Soviet history, Western and even World Civilization, and many writings on Stalinism, on.

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If you're interested in WWII, I usually recommend Ivan's War by Catherine Merridale. It's a well-researched, fascinating look at how the Soviet Union was affected and reacted to the German invasion and the four years of conflict that followed.

AlterNet contacted Paul Goble, the State Department-linked expert cited in the report, requesting clarification and asking if he. The Soviet Union is still collapsing. Serhii Plokhy is the professor of history and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University.

He is the author of The Last Empire: The. Geography, climate and environment. With an area of 22, square kilometres (8, sq mi), the Soviet Union was the world's largest country, a status that is retained by the Russian Federation.

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And I considered that as a result of this situation there can [could] be a war between the Soviet Union and the United States on the initiative of the United States." Document 5: National Intelligence Estimate “Soviet Forces and Capabilities for Strategic Nuclear Conflict Through the Late s,” Central Intelligence Agency, Top Secret.

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Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford, according to a review of recently declassified excerpts of the President’s Daily Brief posted today. In Soviet Defense Spending: A History of CIA Estimates, –, Noel E.

Firth and James H. Noren, who spent much of their long CIA careers estimating and studying Soviet defense spending, provide a closer look at those estimates and consider how and why they were made. In the process, the authors chronicle the development of a significant.

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