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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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SPECIALCOLLECTION

I-076a - Correction to “Dissolution of Soviet Military Advisory Groups in the Satellites,” CIA/DP Information Report, 12 November 1958 (DOI, early September 1958).

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60933

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I-077 “CC/CPSU Plenum Decree on the Need for Increased Security in the Handling of Classified Information,” CIA/DP Information Report, 13 November 1958 (DOI, 13 September 1958).

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60922

SPECIALCOLLECTION

I-079 Soviet Elite Statements on Troop Withdrawal from Europe, CIA/DI/FBIS Radio Propaganda Report, 6 February 1959

Document Number: 5196457b993294098d509468

SPECIALCOLLECTION

I-081 “Principles of Combat Utilization of Atomic, Heavy Rocket, and Missile Artillery in an Offensive Operation of an Army,” Information Collection of the Artillery, issue No. 46, 1958, CIA/ DP Clandestine Report Special Collection, 13 December 1961.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a607d2

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I-081a “Principles of Combat Utilization of Atomic, Heavy Rocket, and Missile Artillery in an Offensive Operation,” Information Collection of the Artillery, issue No. 46, 1958, CIA/ DP Clandestine Report Special Collection, 16 April 1962.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60953

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I-082 “The Question of Fire Control of Missile Artillery,” Information Collection of the Artillery, issue No. 46, 1958, CIA/ DP Clandestine Report Special Collection, 21 December 1961.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a607b2

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I-084 On the Problem of the Missions and Substance of Fire Planning and Preparation for Firing by Heavy Rocket Artillery, Issue No. 46, 1958, CIA/ DP Clandestine Report Special Collection, 2 May 1962

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6094b

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I-085 “The Use of Artillery in Support of an Army Counterattack,” Information Collection of the Artillery, issue No.49, 1959, CIA/ DP Clandestine Report Special Collection, 28 November 1961.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a607c7

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I-086 - CIA/CSI/ History Staff Monograph, The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: The U-2 and Oxcart Programs, 16 July 2002.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60852

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I-087 - CIA/CIS/History Staff, Center for Study of Intelligence, Cold War Records: CORONA: America’s First Satellite Program, edited by Kevin C. Ruffner, 1995.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60857

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