Throwing the Booklet at Moscow

A Defense Department portrait of Soviet military might

"There is a very real and growing threat. It is not scare talk or any kind of propaganda." With that dire warning, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger last week released a glossy, 99-page report titled Soviet Military Power. The study, illustrated with maps and photographs, describes in impressive detail the Soviet military machine and its ever growing arsenal of new weapons systems, tanks, missiles, ships, artillery and aircraft. Put together by the Defense Intelligence Agency, the report is the largest and most comprehensive release of declassified intelligence data in the Pentagon's history. Its...

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