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CIA estimates of Soviet military expenditures

William Thomas Lee

CIA estimates of Soviet military expenditures

errors and waste

by William Thomas Lee

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Published by American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.,
    • Armed Forces -- Procurement -- Estimates -- Evaluation.,
    • Soviet Union -- Armed Forces -- Procurement.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam T. Lee ; [foreword by Richard Perle].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUC265.S65 L44 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 233 p. :
      Number of Pages233
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL790351M
      ISBN 100844739170
      LC Control Number95022807

      It is believed, however, that estimates ln constant ruble prices doeasonable approximation of not only how the total expenditures for the estimated force structures would appear to Soviet military planners, but also, and perhaps more important, how thefor given programs would appear relative to other programs military or non-military*. Their overall view of CIA estimates is: ’ I estimates of this type probably overstate the relative size of Soviet military expenditures compared to the military spending of the United Statesthese estimates of Soviet military spending may not be the best answer to the question: What single valuation of Soviet military spending Cited by:

      The gross underestimate of Soviet military expenditures can be explained largely as the result of competition that caused each of these agencies to be less concerned with the truth of matters in the Soviet Union than with proving the other wrong in the eyes of the Congress. * William T. Lee, The Estimation of Soviet Defense Expenditures, An Unconventional Approach. New York: Praeger, xxiv+36o pp. 1 CIA, Estimated Soviet Defense Spending in Rubles, , SR IoI2I U, May 2 It has, however, been suggested that the CIA has in fact revised some substantive military assessments as well.

      Soviet national income – growth in % based on estimates of the official statistical agency of the Soviet Union, the CIA and revised estimates by Grigorii Khanin While all modernized economies were rapidly moving to computerization after , the Soviet Union fell further and further cy: Soviet ruble (SUR).   Rosefielde has long been a critic of the CIA's estimates of Soviet military expenditures, and his response to Firth and Noren's () history Footnote 1 of that effort would have been valuable if it contained more detail and did not resort to ad hominem attacks. The author asserts that Gorbachev's reforms were motivated, at least in part, by Author: Vladimir Kontorovich.


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Scholars discussed the institute's newest publication about how the C.I.A. estimated the former Soviet Union's military expenditures and what lessons can be learned for future intelligence. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

In Soviet Defense Spending: A History of CIA Estimates,Noel E. Firth and James H. Noren, who spent much of their long CIA careers estimating and studying Soviet defense spending, provide a closer look at those estimates and consider how and why they were made.

In the process, the authors chronicle the development of CIA estimates of Soviet military expenditures book significant.

Get this from a library. CIA estimates of Soviet military expenditures: errors and waste. [William T Lee]. compute estimates of Soviet military strength and its costs. Two of these economists, Noel E. Firth and James H. Noren, teamed up to write what amounts to a biography (or perhaps an autobiog‐ raphy) of a data series.

Their Soviet Defense Spending: A History of CIA Estimates,focuses not on the Agency of popular fascination Team B was a competitive analysis exercise commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to analyze threats the Soviet Union posed to the security of the United was created, in part, due to a publication by Albert Wohlstetter, who accused the CIA of chronically underestimating Soviet military of National Intelligence Estimates (NIE) that were later.

In fact, the CIA exaggerated the strength of the Soviet economy and military, underestimated the burden of Soviet defense spending, and ignored Mr. Gorbachev's efforts to conduct a strategic. CIA Estimates of Soviet Military Expenditures. Scholars discussed the institute’s newest publication about how the C.I.A.

estimated the former Soviet Union’s military. As noted by American Enterprise Institute scholar William T. Lee in his book, "CIA Estimates of Soviet Military Expenditures," one of the agency's. Book Published College Station: Texas A&M University Press, c Edition 1st ed Language English Series Texas a & M University Military History Series ISBN Description xix, p.: ill.

; 24 cm. Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and index. Series Statement Texas A & M University military history series; The CIA's estimates of Soviet military expenditures lie at the heart of this issue.

This paper is concerned with how the CIA analyzes and interprets the data that were available. Given the. "Killing Detente: The Right Attacks the CIA" -Book review in Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists. About how Nixon's Detente (his ending of hostilities with Russia) was sabotaged, resulting in U.S.

taxpayers paying a huge price in Trillions & Trillions of tax dollars given 2 scheming "Defense" industry. Cahn, Anne Hessing Killing Detente: The Right Attacks the CIA University Park, PA: Penn State University Press pp., $ cloth, $ paper ISBN cloth ISBN paper Publication Date: October /5(5).

The CIA's Analysis of the Soviet Union is a collection of correspondence, memoranda, and reports from a year period in what is usually referred to as the Cold War.

These documents provide an insight into the thinking of America's foremost intelligence :   Competent analysts, however, had criticized the CIA's reports as greatly overstating Soviet military expenditures. [WhereIsFiber's note: The Soviets, now the Russians, have always spent a small fraction on defense compared to our wildly wasteful U.S.

"Defense" budgets. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF.

Estimating Soviet Spending for Military Research and Development. Foreword. Unlike the United States, the Soviet Union publishes no breakdown of its military budget or expenditures.

Soviet outlays for military research and development are fundedariety of budget accounts along with allocations for other items, inashion as tothe amounts. Bialer shows great interest in the revised CIA estimates of Soviet defense expenditures that were released in the early ’s.

Those figures reduce the Agency’s previous estimate of growth rates for overall military spending since the late ’s by about half (from about 4 percent to about 2 percent in inflation-adjusted U.S.

dollars. Photo: CIA. As the Cold War built toward its peak in the s and into the s, the US Central Intelligence Agency was remarkably mild in its assessments of the strategic plans and intentions of the Soviet Union.

The CIA’s National Intelligence Estimate of Sept. 19,said the Russians were not likely to introduce missiles into Cuba. The Soviet meaning of military doctrine was much different from U.S.

military usage of the term. Soviet Minister of Defence Marshal Grechko defined it in as 'a system of views on the nature of war and methods of waging it, and on the preparation of the country and army for war, officially adopted in a given state and its armed forces Headquarters: Ministry of Defence, Khamovniki District.

Competent analysts, however, had criticized the CIA's reports as greatly overstating Soviet military expenditures. In latethen-CIA Director William Colby responded negatively to the PFIAB proposal and disagreed with its contention that the agency's intelligence estimates erred by "projecting a /5(5).It is these latter estimates, regarding defense, which preoccupied many of the CIA's economists.

While the organizational structure changed over time, a dedicated group of Agency economists worked throughout the Cold War in Washington (and later Langley, Virginia) to compute and recompute estimates of Soviet military strength and its costs.The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency maintained an Office of Soviet Analysis charged with evaluating the military activities and overall economic potential of the Soviet Union.

Working out the likely Soviet military budget was an essential part of this work. Doubts about CIA estimates prompted the Pentagon to join in through its Defense.