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The collapse of the Soviet military

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Soviet Union -- History, Military.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-297) and index.

      StatementWilliam E. Odom.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDK54 .O36 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 523 p. ;
      Number of Pages523
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL357676M
      ISBN 100300074697
      LC Control Number98017588


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