Military Glasnost’ and Strategic Deception

Mikhail Gorbechev’s policy of glasnost’ has been one of the most astonishing political innovations of recent Soviet history.  Because it has the hallmarks of free speech, and therefore the opening of a closed society, this policy has convinced the West that fundamental changes are taking place in the USSR – changes which also have dramatic foreign policy…

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A Time to Tell the Truth

When the president is in Moscow for his summit meeting with Gorbachev, he will be staying at the U.S. ambassador’s residence, Spaso House, a mansion not far from several islands in the Gulag Archipelago. As he enters its portals, he will come face to face with an imposing rendering of the American eagle, underneath which…

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Themes of Soviet Strategic Deception and Disinformation

This work exists as Chapter 3 in Soviet Strategic Deception (Hoover Press, 1987), edited by Brian D. Dailey and Patrick J. Parker.  John Lenczowski discusses the themes of Soviet strategic deception and disinformation, historically and in the years that would soon spell the end of the USSR. Available here in PDF format: Themes of Soviet Strategic…

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