Fatal Belief Warsaw Pact Surprise Attack Soviet Force Aerial Reconnaissance These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. This is a preview Author: P. H. Vigor. Seven Days to the River Rhine (Russian: «Семь дней до реки Рейн», Sem' dney do reki Reyn) was a top-secret military simulation exercise developed in by the Warsaw Pact. It depicted the Soviet bloc's vision of a seven-day nuclear war between NATO and Warsaw Pact on: Central Iron Curtain. Printed books are making a comeback and while these three titles lack the glitz of the kind produced by the best-known military specialist publishers, there is a substance to Mr. Phillips’ work that should make these books attractive to readers interested in the armed forces of the Warsaw Pact. In the year of the Able Archer war scare, Autumn Forge 83 was made up of six exercises involving approximately , troops. The largest was Reforger 83 (“REturn of U.S. FORces to GERmany”), in which NATO forces had to defend against the “Orange Pact” (the Warsaw Pact). The Reformer exercise alone involved the airlift of o
The Warsaw Pact Threat to NATO (NSSM) Introduction This is the final report of Working Group 5 of the Interagency Steering Committee for National Security Study Memorandum Parts I and II, devoted primarily to Warsaw Pact capabilities and composition, constitute a revision of the First Phase report (SR JS ) on the Warsaw Pact threat. A year earlier, in , Belgian Brigadier General Robert Close published a controversial book, Europe Without Defense? 48 hours That Could Change the Face of the World, involving a scenario in which the Warsaw Pact launches a surprise attack and advances to the Rhine in two days. Fearing the prospect of undermining NATO, Hackett developed more optimistic scenarios, . This process was based on close analysis of Warsaw Pact movement and hypothesising the consequences of their actions. In the s, US analysts came to the conclusion that Soviet and Warsaw Pact scenarios include: a. Premeditated surprise attack b. Preemptive attack c. Escalation (limited war to general war) d. Limited war e. They attack only with the armies of Group of Soviet Forces Germany (GSFG) and Warsaw Pact units in the GDR and Czechoslovakia. Their goal is simple, march west destroy NATO units that get in the way and reach the Rhine.
From Book 1: Storming the Gap First Strike reveals the explosive origins of the Third World War and delves into the opening salvos of the conflict between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in a world where the Cold War turns hot in This epic story is told from a range of viewpoints - through the eyes of the decision-makers in Washington as well as the tankers and infantry fighting through hills and towns of . Warsaw Pact attacked directly out of their barracks locations with only a few days of preparation, depending on strategic surprise, NATO would have had about 48 to 72 hours warning. This was the scenario NATO feared the Size: KB. The Warsaw Pact was just a cordon sanitaire against a Western attack that was never going to come. It was a major factor in keeping control of . attack on its airbases, the Warsaw Pact planners instead plan to surprise NATO with a mass fighter sweep in an effort to knock out as many NATO fighters as possible on the opening day of the war. All across central and western Germany, NATO airfields scramble every .