With the demise of Ronald Reagan the end of the Cold War and the collpse of the USSR briefly flashed across the public conciousness. This article a fragment of a much larger review of a Czech Warsaw Pact Operational Concept Plan for war with NATO illuminates just how dangerous the Cold War was. Liberals and asorted leftits are still busy pushing the line that it was our 'inordinate' fear of communism that created the antagonism between the USA and the USSR and that the Soviets were defensively oriented and only responding to US-NATO provocations in keeping a large and heavily equipped military force positioned in East Germany. Gen Odom's remarks highlight what anyone with any sense knew, the Soviets were planning for war fighting not counter deterrence and they were planning to utilize lots and lots of nukes from the start of operations. We were incredibly lucky to come through the Cold War to victory over the Soviets without very large numbers of Americans being killed.
Great Stuff. This makes me want to break out Clancy's Red Dawn again....
posted on 06/16/2004 2:21:09 PM PDT
(War is not fought for peace. War is fought for victory.)
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