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August Storm: Soviet Tactical and Operational Combat in Manchuria, 1945 (Leavenworth Papers No. 8)
Author: Oleksandr74

David M. Glantz - August Storm: Soviet Tactical and Operational Combat in Manchuria, 1945
Combat Studies Institute | 1983 | ASIN: B002Y5VMTC | English | 215 pages | PDF | 32.7 MB
Leavenworth Papers No. 8
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Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939 (Leavenworth Papers No. 2 - Repost)
Author: Oleksandr74

Dr. Edward J. Drea - Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939
Combat Studies Institute | 1981 | ASIN: B001RDNNDK | English | 118 pages | PDF | 11.7 MB
Leavenworth Papers No. 2
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Leavenworth Papers No. 2 - Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939 - Drea (1981)
Author: mcrimea

Edward J. Drea, "Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939"
Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College | Leavenworth Papers No. 2 | 1981 | ISBN: none | 114 pgs. | PDF | 89MB
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The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost
Author: Pas2059

The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost
Publisher: University Press of Kansas | ISBN: 0700611851 | edition 2002 | PDF | 392 pages | 3,95 mb

The war in Afghanistan (1979-1989) has been called "the Soviet Union's Vietnam War", a conflict that pitted Soviet regulars against a relentless, elusive and ultimately unbeatable Afghan guerilla force (the mujahideen). The hit-and-run bloodletting across the war's decade tallied more than 25,000 dead Soviet soldiers plus a great many more casualties and further demoralized a USSR on the verge of disintegration. In this work, the Russian general staff takes a close critical look at the Soviet military's disappointing performance in that war in an effort to better understand what happened and why and what lessons should be taken from it. Lester Grau and Michael Gress's expert English translation of the general staff's study offers the first publication in any language of this illuminating work. Surprisingly, this was a study the general staff never intended to write, initially viewing the war in Afghanistan as a dismal abberation in Russian military history. The history of the 1990s has, of course, completely demolished that belief, as evidenced by the Russian Army's subsequent engagements with guerilla forces in Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, and elsewhere. As a result, Russian officers decided to take a much closer look at the Red Army's experiences in the Afghan war. Their study presents the Russian view of how the war started, how it progressed, and how it ended; shows how a modern mechanized army organized and conducted a counter-guerilla war; chronicles the major battles and operations; and provides insights into Soviet tactics, strategy, doctrine and organization across a wide array of military branches. The editors' preface and commentary help contextualize the Russian view and alert the reader to blind spots in the general staff's thinking about the war. This document provides a case study on how yet another modern mechanized army imprudently relied upon the false promise of technology to defeat a determined guerilla foe. The Red Army had fought their war to a military draw but that was not enough to stave off political defeat at home. Details
Soviet Actions In Afghanistan And Initiative At The Tactical Level
Author: AlenMiler

Soviet Actions In Afghanistan And Initiative At The Tactical Level: Are There Implications For The US Army? by Major John D. Frketic
English | Feb 23, 2015 | ASIN: B00TYLVXUC | 47 Pages | PDF (Converted) | 1 MB

This monograph examines the Soviet experience in Afghanistan (1979-1988) in terms of Soviet Army tactics and organization for combat. Throughout the decade of the 1970’s, U.S. perceptions of Soviet ground force tactics stressed a general lack of initiative and flexibility in their military doctrine. Details
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan
Author: ksveta6

The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan by Lester W. Grau
2012 | ASIN: B008F06UIS, ISBN: 1304069451, 0788146653 | English | 262 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
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The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War
Author: arundhati

Ali Ahmad Jalali, Lester W. Grau, "The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War"
2012 | ASIN: B008HLQMWO | 448 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
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The Soviet Army Operations and Tactics
Author: bakerman

The Soviet Army Operations and Tactics
Headquarters, Department of the Army | 1984 | ISBN: N/A | English | 193 pages | PDF | 24.3 MB
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The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War
Author: Oleksandr74

Ali Ahmad Jalali, Lester W. Grau - The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War
United States Marine Corps, Studies and Analysis Division | 1995 | ASIN: B000X6UGAU | 404 pages | PDF | 2.84 MB

"The Other Side of the Mountain" is a compilation of after action reports on tactical operations in Afghanistan in the 1980s, from the Mujahideen perspective. The descriptions of the action and commentary from the single most knowledgable American on the Soviet army, a man who spoke with leaders from both Russian and Afghan forces from some of these engagements, Les Grau, and Ali Jalali, a professor at the National Defense University, former Afghan Minister of Interior, and native speaker of Pashto. No research of the Soviet-Afghan war is complete without careful consideration of the material here. As important as the documentation of the events of the war are the insights into the Mujahideen perceptions of the operations and the war, and the lessons that they drew from their experience. Details
Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks: The World War II Memoirs of Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Loza By Dmitriy Loza
Author: madmaxau

Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks: The World War II Memoirs of Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Loza By Dmitriy Loza (Author) and James F. Gebhardt
University of Nebraska Press | Oct. 1996 | ISBN: 0803229208 | 173 Pages | HTML & Pics in RAR | 1,1Mb

Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Loza has carefully crafted his World War II experiences with American-provided Sherman tanks into a highly readable memoir. Between the fall of 1943 and August 1945, Loza fought in the Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. He commanded a tank battalion during much of this period and had three Shermans shot out from under him. Commanding The Red Army's Sherman Tanks is the first available detailed examination of the Red Army's exploitation of American war material during World War II and provides firsthand testimony on tactical command decisions, group objectives and how they were accomplished. It took the fall of the Soviet Empire before first-hand information like this could become part of military studies materials here in the west. James Gebhard's translation has made Dmitriy Loza's military memoirs easily accessible to both military professionals, World War II buffs, and nonspecialist general readers alike. Details
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