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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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“General Staff Academy Lectures: The Preparation and Conduct of Front and Army Offensive Operations,” prepared by Col. Gen. I.S. Glebov, CIA/DO Intelligence Information Special Report, 28 July 1978 (DOI, 4 March 1969).

Document Number: 5196457b993294098d50947a
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1978-07-28.pdf3.13 MB

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“General Staff Academy Lesson No. 10: Preparation and Critique of the Plan of Air Defense in the Front Offensive Operation,” CIA/DO Intelligence Information Special Report, 22 August 1980 (DOI, 1977).

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a608d2
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1980-08-22b.pdf1.06 MB

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“General Staff Academy Lesson No. 11: Critique of the Plan of Operational Cover and Deployment of the Front’s Troops and Their Occupation of the Departure Position for the Offensive,” CIA/DO Intelligence Information Special Report, 12 June 1980 (DOI, 1977

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a608be
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1980-06-12b.pdf1.68 MB

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“General Staff Academy Lesson No. 12: Study of the Radioelectronic Warfare Plan in the Front Offensive Operation,” CIA/DO Intelligence Information Special Report, 12 June 1980 (DOI, 1977).

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a608d6
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1980-06-12a.pdf492.48 KB

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“Some Problems in the Preparation of the Rear Area for Support of the Armed Forces in the Initial Period of a War,” by Colonel-Gen F. Malykhin, special collection of Military Thought, top secret issue No. 2, 1960, CIA/DP Clandestine Report Special Collect

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60942
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1962-02-13.pdf2.02 MB

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“Theory and Practice of Warsaw Pact Operations, Part III: Variant of the Warsaw Pact’s Operational Intent for the Southwestern Front,” CIA/DO Intelligence Information Report, 18 July 1972 (DOI, August 1968).

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60872
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1972-07-18.pdf1.68 MB

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“Theory and Practice of Warsaw Pact Operations: Part I: Soviet-Czechoslovak Operational Doctrine, Directives and Tactics,” CIA/DO Intelligence Information Report, 22 May 1972 (DOI, mid-1969).

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60878
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1972-05-22.pdf830.56 KB

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“Theory and Practice of Warsaw Pact Operations: Part II: Organization and Operational Intent in the West European Theater of War,” CIA/DO, Intelligence Information Report, 17 June 1972 (DOI, 1961-mid 1970).

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60875
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1972-06-27.pdf936.21 KB

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