Monday, November 23, 2009

Soviet Military Journals

The CIA recently released a large number of sensitive Soviet and Warsaw Pact military journals from 1961 to 1984. These declassified documents give an insight in Soviet strategy and military studies in a wide range of subjects.

Developments in missile weapons programs, training, communications, intelligence, combat support, troop movements, combat against enemy missile submarines, use of nuclear power, electronic warfare, organizational structures. You name it, it's there. Hundreds of documents, some of them previously classified as top secret. A great resource on Soviet military capabilities.

Some interesting journals related to communications (1962 - 1976):

Providing Communications in the Far North
Radio Deception as Radio Counteraction
Application of Radio-electronics for Reconnaissance
Radio Counter-measures Ground Troops
Radio-electronics and Intelligence
Communications Problems in Modern Warfare
Soviet View on US Field Army Intell Capabilities
Combat with Enemy Electronic Equipment
Security of Radio Communications forward moving troops
Warfare Against Enemy Radio-electronic Means

The complete list of more than eight hundred documents is published on the CIA's Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room. Quite a few hours of reading fun!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Dirk,

A virtual treasure trove -- well done!

Moshe Rubin