RUSSIA: Better than the Blitz?

The Soviet army newspaper Red Star reported last week (reassuring nobody) that the Russian High Command had ruled out "bourgeois" blitzkrieg and surprise attacks because they yield only a temporary advantage. Inspired by Stalin's leadership toward "the sacred goal of the triumph of Communism," the High Command is working out an "invincible" military science, Red Star said. The new science emphasizes morale: "The decisive factor of war remains the human being ... In an army conducting an unjust war, there cannot be that passionate desire to be victorious without which, in fact, there cannot be victory."

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