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24 Warsaw Pact War Plan

June 1968. This map was developed by the CIA to show the Warsaw Pact war plan for the central region of Europe.


According to the June 18, 1968 Summary Intelligence Memorandum from the CIA Directorate of Intelligence: The Warsaw Pact contingency plan for war with NATO in the central region of Europe -- as revised by the Soviets in the early 1960s -- assigned the initial offensive mission to the forces already deployed in East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.


In addition, it gave both the Czechoslovaks and Poles command over their own national forces. After the initial objectives were met, Soviet forces in the western USSR would then move quickly into the central region and take over the offensive against NATO.


Map from the booklet "CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting."


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