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CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces

CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces:  The Importance of Clandestine Reporting

This study examines the role of clandestine reporting in CIA’s analysis of the Warsaw Pact from 1955 to 1985. The Soviet Union established itself as a threat to the West at the end of World War II by its military occupation of eastern European countries and the attempts of its armed proxies to capture Greece and South Korea. The West countered with the formation of NATO. While the West welcomed West Germany into NATO, the Soviets established a military bloc of Communist nations with the Warsaw Treaty of May 1955. This study continues CIA’s efforts to provide a detailed record of the intelligence derived from clandestine human and technical sources from that period. This intelligence was provided to US policy makers and used to assess the political and military balances and confrontations in Central Europe between the Warsaw Pact and NATO during the Cold War.

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Blind Memorandum forwarding Soviet Requirements to Resume Nuclear Testing, 1 September 1961.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a607ab

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Blue Streak Intelligence on Warsaw Pact Exercises, Plans, Organization and Concepts of War in Central Europe, NSC Memorandum for Dr. Kissinger from K. Wayne Smith, 8 June 1971.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60898

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Bobruysk Army Barracks West and Associated Training Area, Bobruysk, USSR, Belorussia MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, July 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6060f

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Bobruysk Army Maneuver Area, Bobruysk, USSR, Belorussia MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, July 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6066a

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Bogdanovka Ammunition Depot Bogdanovka, Kirovgradsk Oblast, USSR, Kiev MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, November 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60653

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Bolgrad Army Barracks AL-1, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Intelligence Report, CIA/DI Imagery Analysis Division, January 1966.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a605c8

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Borisov Army Barracks South, Borisov, USSR, Belorussia MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, July 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60613

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Borisov Army Barracks, Borisov, USSR, Belorussia MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, June 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6062f

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Borisov Army Barracks, Borisov, USSR, Belorussia MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, May 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6063b

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Borisov Supply Depot and POL Storage Area, Borisov, USSR, Belorussia MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, May 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606be

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