New York: Garland Publishing, 1992.
Hardcover. Near Fine with no dust jacket. Item #11236
Slight wear. Crisp hardcover.; Collection of articles by Western analysts. "A major task of students of civil-military relations in the Soviet period has been to document and analyze the status of the armed forces and of their commanders both in the conception of decision-makers and in the reality of Soviet organizations. This includes in particular a study of the changing role, over time, of those institutions that were intended by the Communist party to monitor and report on the military, such as the political commisars and of "special sections" in the armed forces. ... A second task has been the identification of the military doctrine and its sources - or rather, both its civilian-Bolshevik "ideological" tenets and its professional-military "technical" components, including the axioms which the younger generation of Soviet commanders were taught and the distinctive features that informed the mind sets as well as the training and war preparations which they generated. ... A third task deals with the assessment of the political relationship between civilian and military commanders ... " - Introduction. ; Articles on Russian and Soviet History, 1500-1991; xi, 300 pages.