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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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Capabilities of Soviet General Purpose Forces1964-1970, NIE 11-14-64, 10 December 1964.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60665
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1964-12-10a.pdf2.76 MB

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Capabilities of the Soviet General Purpose Forces 1963-1969, NIE 11-14-63,” 8 January 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6069c
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1964-01-08.pdf3.23 MB

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Capabilities of the Soviet Theater Forces, NIE 11-14-62, disseminated December 1962.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6095b
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1962-12-05.pdf2.24 MB

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Cherkassy Training Area West, Cherkasskaya Oblast, USSR, Kiev MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, January 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60702
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1965-01-01s.pdf210.87 KB

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Chernigov Training Area Kiev North-Northeast, Chernigov, Chernigov Oblast, USSR, Kiev MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, February 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60717
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1965-02-03c.pdf340.98 KB

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Chernovsty Army Barracks South AL 3, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photographic Intelligence Report, CIA/DI Imagery Analysis Division, September 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60798
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1965-09-01c.pdf327.91 KB

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Chernovtsy Army Barracks Roshtshinskaya AL 2, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photographic Intelligence Report, CIA/DI Imagery Analysis Division, September 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60719
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1965-09-01d.pdf343.71 KB

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Chernovtsy Army Barracks Southeast Chernovtsy, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, July 1964.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60747
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1965-07-01e.pdf411.33 KB

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Chernovtsy Army Barracks Stalina UL AL-4, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photographic Intelligence Report, CIA/DI Imagery Analysis Division, September 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60790
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1965-09-01b.pdf483.77 KB

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Chernovtsy Army Barracks, Sadgora, Chernovtsy, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC), June 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60673
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1964-06-01b.pdf447.85 KB

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