A Cardboard Castle? An Inside History of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991

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Index
A-10 aircraft 503
"Able Archer 83" exercise 621–622
ABM Treaty (see Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty)
Aboimov, Ivan P. rebuffs U.S. on intervention in Romania 68, 665
Abrams tank 502
Abrasimov, Petr A. replacement of, demanded by Honecker 57
Adenauer, Konrad 359
Advance of forces, rate of 47
Advisers, Soviet 8
Afghanistan, invasion of 49, 56, 438
Romanian opposition to 49, 435, 437
Africa 356
Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) 503
Air defense 19, 261, 414, 503
AirLand Battle 507, 516
assessed by Ivashutin 500, 506
assessed by Kulikov 59–60, 513
significance of 60
Akhromeev, Sergei F.
and exchange of data 592–593
on Gorbachev defensive doctrine 60–61, 556, 560–561, 572–573, 579–581, 628
on perestroika 579
Albania 3, 155, 545
and chemical-free zone proposal 526–527
disparaged by Stalin 16
dispute with Soviet Union 16–17, 108–115, 177–178, 192–194
excluded from Warsaw Pact councils 19, 27
possible re-admission to Warsaw Pact meetings 27, 600
leaves Warsaw Pact 37
advocates nuclear sharing 27
Party of Labor 108, 110
as signatory of the Warsaw Pact 3
Ålborg 150
Alert times (see also Warning times) 17, 47, 501
Almaz 2 guidance system 414
Alsfeld 470
AMX 30B2 tanks 503
Andreev, A.M. 108
Andrei, Stefan 486, 489, 494, 495
Andropov, Iurii V. 83
assessment of NATO 472–479, 483–484
and decision to invade Afghanistan 56
and independent arms policy 490, 491
likelihood of nuclear war 56, 469
and Solidarity crisis 458–459
succeeds Brezhnev 56
Ansbach 553
Antall, József 678
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) 535, 542, 543
Antonov, Aleksei 133, 135
Arabs
as Soviet clients 33, 44
Aristov, Boris 458
Arms control (see also Disarmament and individual countries)
discussed by foreign ministers 53
Geneva talks (INF) 58, 61–62
and Gorbachev 59, 61
input by Warsaw Pact members 55, 59
Arms race 46, 48, 55, 61, 73
Arms reductions (see also Reductions of forces) 4, 420, 569
"Assault Breaker" reconnaissance system 503
Austria 132, 164
collusion with NATO seen 23
neutrality of 3, 5, 98, 634, 162
violation of 23, 118, 189–190
Austrian State Treaty 3, 5
Axen, Hermann 498
B-1B bomber 513
Bad Hersfeld 470
Bahr, Egon 519
Baibakov, Nikolai 456
Balance, strategic (see also military balance under NATO and Warsaw Pact) 3, 5, 11, 45, 47, 62–63, 170, 507, 508, 511, 625
assessed by NATO 59
assessed by East German intelligence 59
assessed by FRG 59
and conventional forces 62, 69
diminished importance of 58
during Solidarity crisis 54
and East German membership in Warsaw Pact 69
nonmilitary determinants of 46, 58
and offensive nuclear weapons 59
tilting 37, 46, 48, 59, 69
Balkans 505, 583
chemical weapons-free zone 59, 526, 527
in Warsaw Pact strategy 23
Balluku, Beqir 110–111
letter to Grechko 16
Baltic Sea 132, 143, 408, 516, 517, 524
Bamberg 552
Barański, Wojciech 146
Bargaining power, influence 18
Bases, foreign
closure sought 32, 225, 435, 437, 521
Batov, Pavel 135
"Bean Counting" 1, 46
Belgium 105, 147, 148, 149–151, 182
planned defeat of by the Warsaw Pact 23
Belorussian Military District 147
Beran, Oldřich 125
Berlin 150, 189
May 1987 PCC meeting 61
1988 Honecker–Ceaușescu meeting 65
West German claim to 332, 335

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