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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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Expansion and Modernization in the Soviet Theater Forces, CIA/DI/OSR Intelligence Report, September 1975.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a60883

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Explosive Storage Area, Melenki, Vladimirsk Oblast, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, June 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606ee

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Explosives Plant and Storage Area, Radviliskis Lithuania, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, April 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6077c

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Explosives Storage Area, Brusovo, Kalininsk Oblast, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, June 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606f3

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Explosives Storage Area, Salaspils, Riga, Latvia, USR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, February 1965

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a6078a

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Explosives Storage Depot, Neman, Lithuania, USSR, Baltic MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, November 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a605d9

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Explosives Storage Krivoy Rog, Dnepropetrovsk Oblast, USSR, Kiev MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, November 1964.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6068e

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Explosives Storage, Volodarksk, Gorkov Oblast, USSR, Moscow MD, Photographic Interpretation Report, NPIC, June 1965.

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a606fd

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Factors in the Fall of Khrushchev and the Behavior of the New Soviet Regime, CIA/DI/FBIS Radio Propaganda Report, 22 October 1964

Document Number: 5166d4f899326091c6a6069e

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Field Service Regulations of the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union (Division-Corps), published by the USSR Ministry of Defense in Moscow on 2 March 1959, CIA/DP Clandestine Report Special Collection, 19 December 1961.

Document Number: 5166d4f999326091c6a607c5

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