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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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Guide on the Organization and Conduct of Combined Exercises in the Warsaw Pact Forces, approved 11 November 1975 by the CINC of the Combined Armed Forces; it went into effect on 1 January 1976, CIA/DO Intelligence Information Special Report, 14 June 1977.

Document Number: 5196457b993294098d509491
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1977-06-14.pdf7.1 MB

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Gusev Army Barracks North Baltic MD, USSR, Photographic Intelligence Report, CIE/DI Imagery Analysis Division, November 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606c9
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1965-11-01b.pdf424.27 KB

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Gusev Army Barracks North, Gusev, Kaliningrad Oblast, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, November 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6060b
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1964-11-01q.pdf488.9 KB

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Gusev Army Barracks Rominte River south, Gusev, Kaliningrad Oblast, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, February 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60759
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1965-02-02q.pdf341.18 KB

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Gusev Army Training Area, Gusev, Kaliningrad Oblast, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, March 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6076b
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1965-03-01n.pdf445.98 KB

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Gusev Military Barracks Northeast, Gusev, Kaliningrad Oblast, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, February 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60704
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1965-02-02r.pdf348.42 KB

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Gusev Training Area Southwest, Gusev, Kaliningrad Oblast, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, March 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606c7
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1965-03-01p.pdf441.1 KB

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Gvardeysk Army Barracks Northeast, Gvardeysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, November 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606b5
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1964-11-01h.pdf317.9 KB

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Haapsalu Army Barracks East, Haapsalu, Kaliningrad Oblast, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, February 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60709
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1965-02-01v.pdf313.32 KB

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Hardened Control Post Installations, CIA/DO Intelligence Information Special Report, November 1979 (DOI, 1976).

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a608b5
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1979-11-10.pdf1.23 MB

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