Naval War College Review


Soviet Military doctrine consdmces that element of political strategy that concerns itself with those specific principles1 methods, and forms of preparing for and waging war, 1 While the Soviets have made no secret of the continuing theoretical elaboration of their military doctrine, there is an apparent lack of Western appreciation of the effect of Soviet military doctrine and its components upon practical problem solving. It is hoped that the following exposition will contribute to the eradication of this liability by examining the integrated nature of Soviet war planning.