1980s Cold War

Here is where I intend to post my bibliography of sources for the Cold War. Not only am I looking for data on what we “thought” would happen at the time, but also new information on what “probably” would happen, based on declassified Soviet documents from the period. I will update this page as I read or come across new sources.

Cold War Gone Hot: World War III 1986; Roots, Osprey/AAG, 2011

The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan; Grau, Lester; Diane Publishing Company, 1996

The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War; Jalali, Ali Ahmad and Grau, Lester; Military Bookshop; 2010

The Cold War: A Military History; Ambrose, Stephan et al.; Random House, 2006

  1. Tac Error says:

    There’s a treasure trove of related sources on DTIC if you haven’t checked them out yet. Look up “Voroshilov Lectures” and “Soviet Army Studies Office”.

    Also of interest are the “Heavy OPFOR” field manuals, which carries over text from a revised edition of the original 1984 FM 100-2-1 Soviet Army manual that was never mass-printed due to the end of the Cold War, and representative of the more sophisticated understanding of Soviet combined-arms doctrine that the authors of the FM-100-2 series revision had.

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