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CIA estimates of Soviet military expenditure

Abraham Samuel Becker

CIA estimates of Soviet military expenditure

by Abraham Samuel Becker

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Published by Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency

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    Statementby Abraham S. Becker.
    SeriesRand Corporation -- 6534
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18 p. :
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16468063M

    In retrospect, CIA appears to have both overstated the size and growth rate of the Soviet economy and underestimated the burden of military expenditures on that economy and on that society. Dr. Birman also asserted that the Soviet government spent close to 20 percent of the gross national product on the military — nearly double the CIA estimate — which he called a “backbreaking.

    It admits to no easy calculation, but by estimates of those who watch it, the black budget may hit US$30 billion a year - a figure larger than current federal expenditures for education. Soviet Defense Spending: A History of CIA Estimates, College Station: Texas A&M University Press, xix + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN Reviewed by David Engerman (Department of History, University of California-Berkeley) Published on H-Diplo (April, ).

    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. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA [/ s i aɪ ˈ eɪ /]) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the United States Intelligence Community (IC), the Preceding agency: Office of Strategic Services.


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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.

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Focuses on the public debate over the size and growth of Soviet military expenditure and the estimates of these indicators made by the CIA. The subject is surrounded by controversy because of Soviet secrecy, CIA's reluctance to disclose sensitive sources and methods, technical complexities, and the political sensitivity of the results, which have an important casual bearing on U.S.

military. 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 a significant intelligence analytic capability.

CIA estimates USSR spent 40% more than US on defense in '75; rept, entitled A Dollar Comparison of Soviet and US Defense Activities, ‐, puts cost of Soviet.

estimates of Soviet military expenditures during the s and s. I will argue that the size of proposed cuts in Soviet military expenditure is less than half of what they appear at first sight.

I will conclude that it is premature to be very optimistic about future benefits that the Soviet. Again, Marshall’s view was that the CIA’s estimates of Soviet defense spending concentrated on the visible elements of the USSR’s military forces: Author: Thomas E. Ricks. 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. Becker, CIA Estimates of Soviet Military Expenditure. Statement prepared for the Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, August (Washington, DC) p.

Google ScholarAuthor: R. Maddock. Soviet Military Power was a public diplomacy publication of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which provided an estimate of the military strategy and capabilities of the Soviet Union during the final years of the Cold War, ostensibly to alert the US public to the significant military capabilities of the Soviet Armed Forces.

First published in early Octoberit became an annual publication from until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Figure 2. Dollar cost of US and Soviet military programs, ( dollars}. (U) At minimum, the trends described in Soviet defense spending suggest some questions for historical research on Soviet military policy during the Cold War.

For example: • Was the slower growth in real defense spending after and the plateau in procurement. CIA ESTIMATES OF SOVIET MILITARY EXPENDITURE The hearings today on the subject of the CIA's estimates of the Soviet defense budget raise once more the basic questions of the meaning and validity of western independent estimates of Soviet military expen-diture.

This is as it should be, for the questions are important and. 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 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 a significant intelligence analytic capability. 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 a significant.

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;   CIA officials rept Carter Adm will receive new intelligence estimate of long-range Soviet strategic intentions that raises question whether USSR is shifting its objectives from rough parity with Author: David Binder.

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. From the NYT: Soviet Military Budget: MOSCOW, May 30 — Mikhail S. Gorbachev. said military spending this year would be billion rubles, equivalent to $ billion and nearly four times the nominal defense budget.

Leonid I. Abalkin, a.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.insurance, personal services, government, party administration and the military.

Forthe CIA estimate of Soviet GDP was 22 per cent higher than the measure of gross material product (GMP) in established prices. These “non-productive” items did not figure in the Soviet accounting aggregates or in the official input-output Size: 89KB.