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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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Brezhnev’s Struggle for Dominance, CIA/DI/SRS Annex to Caesar, 5 December 1969.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a608f4

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Brody Army Barracks Al 2, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photographic Intelligence Report, CIA/DI Imagery Analysis Division, September 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606dc

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Brody Army Barracks, Brody, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, August 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606a1

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Bryansk Air Defense Headquarters and Army Barracks Southwest, Bryansk, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, May 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60728

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Bryansk Ordinance Depot Bryansk II, Bryansk, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, May 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606d8

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Buda Maltsevskaya Ammunition Depot Southeast, Buda, Kaluzhskaya Oblast, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, June 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60710

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Buy Ammunition Depot No 50, Buy Kostromsk Oblast, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, June 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606cf

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Buy Ordnance Depot West, Buy, Kostromskaya Oblast, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, July 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6076f

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Capabilities of Soviet General Purpose Forces, CIA/DI/OSR Contribution to NIE 11-14-67, disseminated September 1967.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6057a

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Capabilities of Soviet General Purpose Forces, NIE 11-14-65, CIA/DI/ONE, 21 October 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60749

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