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CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces

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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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SPECIALCOLLECTION

“Construction of Warsaw Pact Tropospheric Communications Lines in Poland,” CIA/DO Intelligence Infor

Document Number: 5196457b993294098d509472
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1978-04-19b.pdf296.31 KB

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“Continuation of ‘Rumor on Personnel Reduction in the Soviet Ministry of Defense,” CIA/DP Informatio

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6092e
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1958-09-24.pdf134.03 KB

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“Conventional Soviet Long-Range Air Force Operations against Enemy Air Bases,” by Col. G. Lebedev, M

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60587
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1973-10-02.pdf522.7 KB

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“Conversation with Mr. Helms Regarding Report on Large Scale Soviet Military Preparations,” CIA/DP M

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a607a7
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1961-09-26b.pdf63.01 KB

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“Conversations with Messrs Ed Proctor and Jack Smith re Use of Chickadee Material in NIE 11-8-61,” C

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a607d7
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1961-06-07.pdf51.64 KB

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“Coordination of Adjacent Units during the Use of Nuclear/Missile Weapons in Operations,” Military T

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60941
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1962-06-08.pdf607.19 KB

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“Correction to Zhukov address to GSFG Senior Troop Commanders,” CIA/DP Information Report, 12 April

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60918
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1957-04-12.pdf178.58 KB

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“Correction to ‘CC/CPSU letter concerning Removal of Zhukov as Minister of Defense,’ CIA/DP Informat

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60910
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1957-11-18.pdf65.03 KB

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“Correction to ‘CC/CPSU Plenum Decree on the Need for Increased Security in the Handling of Classifi

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6092c
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1958-12-11.pdf49.31 KB

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“CPSU Letter Criticism of Kaganovich’s Statements on Soviet Troops in East Germany,” CIA/DP Informat

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6091b
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1957-09-04.pdf99.24 KB

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