Baltic Defense: In search of balanced doctrine

  • 2007-09-12
  • By Frederic Labarre
Doctrine: the very word sends shudders when it reaches Baltic ears, what with all the years of Soviet domination everyone here is so fond of dwelling upon. But doctrine has its uses when it comes to national defense.In Soviet days, doctrine was separated into military-political and military-technical competencies. The former, being the military policy of the Communist Party, could obviously not be questioned and dictated how wars would be fought or supported according to their nature (imperialist aggression, guerrilla, national liberation, etc.). The latter usually provided rich and livel...
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