Soviet Bloc Elite Forces

Soviet Bloc Elite Forces

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 0850456312

Category: History

Page: 64

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The elite forces of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies in the mid-1980s were undoubtedly the largest in the world, and among the least known. The Soviet elite formations alone had a total strength comparable to that of the entire British armed forces. Besides the conventional military elite formations such as airborne and marine forces, most Warsaw Pact armies also possessed special, 'political' elite, which were used for internal security. Backed by numerous photographs and illustrations, this book uncovers the history, organization and equipment of both the conventional Soviet elite formations and the often ignored security units.
Soviet Bloc Elite Forces
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985-09-26 - Publisher: Osprey Publishing

The elite forces of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies in the mid-1980s were undoubtedly the largest in the world, and among the least known. The Soviet elite formations alone had a total strength comparable to that of the entire British armed forces. Besides the conventional military elite
Special Forces Berlin
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: James Stejskal
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-15 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

The previously untold story of a Cold War spy unit, “one of the best examples of applied unconventional warfare in special operations history” (Small Wars Journal). It is a little-known fact that during the Cold War, two US Army Special Forces detachments were stationed far behind the Iron Curtain in
Cold War Gone Hot
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Ambush Alley Ambush Alley Games
Categories: Games
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.†? – Ronald Reagan, 1984. With these words, spoken as a sound check to a radio broadcast, President Reagan came dangerously close to igniting the long-simmering Cold
Spetsnaz: The Inside Story of the Soviet Special Forces
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Viktor Suvorov
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988-09-01 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Viktor Suvorov is a Soviet army officer who has defected to the West. Here is the full story of the Spetsnaz forces, the Soviet army's secret killer elite. This is the first comprehensive insight for the West into a Soviet "army within an army" whose existence has been known until
Spetsnaz
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Mark Galeotti
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s–70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact.