My objectives in this talk this morning are: first to survey briefly the resources pattern of the U.S.S.R. - human, agricultural, and mineral; second, to summarize the basic economic policies of the U.S.S.R.; third, to indicate the rate of economic growth achieved over the past years, and fourth, to outline the salient capabilities, limitations and vulnerabilities inherent in Soviet economic potential.
Shimkin, Demitri B.
"U.S.S.R. Military-Economic Strengths and Weaknesses,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 8:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol8/iss2/4