By Laszlo Valki

Owing to the innovative alterations in japanese Europe and the Soviet Union, the possibility perceptions of the East and West have vanished. The participants to this quantity file this social procedure and take a look at to spot a few of the new chance perceptions with the intention to arise.

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But in 1984-5 Soviet officers began to address the radical implications of technological change. Regarding the threat to the USSR, Marshal N. S. 39 What Ogarkov described as a NATO first-strike concept for using precision fire in the initial period of war other Soviet military authors discussed in more general terms two years later, reflecting dominant trends in the evolution of the defence. Here some authors pointed to a 'leap' (skachok) in the means of conducting an operational defence, which had radical implications: Jacop Kipp 29 In national and foreign literature it has been noted that the modem defense has begun to carry a defensive-offensive character.

T. Yazov, Na strazhe mira i sotsializma (On guard for peace and socialism) (Moscow: Voyenizdat, 1987) p. 23. 4. Ibid. 5. , Disarmament and Security: 1987 Yearbook (Moscow: Novosti, 1988) pp. 206-7. For one example of the attack upon civilian analysts for lack of competence in defence matters see Yu. Lyubimov, '0 dostatochnosti oborony i nedostatke kompetentnosti', Kommunist Vooruzhennykh Sil, no. 16 (August 1989) pp. 21--6. 6. D. Proyektor and A. Utkin, 'Evropa i Klausevits' (Europe and Clausewitz) Moskovskiye vedomosti, no.

8. The New York Times (23 October 1989). 9. A. A. Kokoshin, 'Razvitiye voyennogo dela i sokrasheniye vooruzhennykh sil i obychnykh vooruzheniy', Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunasrodnyye otnosheniya, no. 1 (January 1988) p. 29. 10. Aleksandr Yakovlev, 'Dostizheniye kachestvenno novogo sostoyaniya sovetskogo obshchestva i obshchestvennyye nauki', Kommunist, no. 8 (May 1987) p. 18. 11. S. Akhromeyev, 'Nasha voyennaya doktrina' (Our military doctrine), Za rubezhom, no. 46 (10-16 November 1989) p. 1. 12.

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