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

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60638

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Chernovtsy Headquarters 66th Guards Rifle Division, Chernovtsy, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photography Interpretation Report, NPIC, August 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60661

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Chernovtsy Possible Infantry Officers Candidate School, Chernovtsy, USSR, Carpathian MD, Photography Interpretation Report, NPIC July 1964.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a60628

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Chernyakhovsk Army Barracks Angerapp River South, Chernyakhovsk, Latvia, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, January 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6073e

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Chernyakhovsk Army Barracks Horstenau III, Chernyakhovsk, Latvia, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, February 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606dd

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Chernyakhovsk Army Barracks North, Chernyakhovsk, Latvia, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, February 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60791

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Chernyakhovsk Army Barracks West, Chernyakhovsk, Latvia, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, January 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60769

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Chernyakhovsk Training Areas, Chernyakhovsk, Latvia, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, February 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606ca

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Chronology of the Berlin Problem since The Fall of 1958, CIA/DI/OCI, 20 March 1961.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a607b4

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Chuchkovo Ammunition Depot, Chuchkovo, Ryazanskaya Oblast, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, July 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6076c

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