Some Current Considerations

  • E. S. Williams
Part of the RUSI Defence Studies book series (RUSIDS)


The continuing Soviet campaign in Afghanistan is the obvious ‘behavioural laboratory’ for the testing of theories concerning the morale and motivation of their Armed Forces or the efficiency of their political indoctrination system.


Current Consideration Lower Rank Level Soviet Force Soviet Troop Soviet Officer 
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© Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. S. Williams
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  1. 1.Royal Air Force Research AssociateRoyal United Services InstituteLondonUK

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