We'll fight to the end - and beyond

You can say the Soviets were a tad bit too keen on planning, but you sure can't blame them for lack of optimism:

Soviet plan for WW3 nuclear attack unearthed by Nato historian: While most Western planners were convinced that any first strike would lead to total mutual destruction, the plan - written in matter-of-fact language - shows that Warsaw Pact nations presumed a massive ground war would follow nuclear attacks.

Mr Lunak described the military plans as “fairy tale” thinking based on World War II warfare: “They (the Soviets) really planned to send ground troops out in the field and have them fight for a few days until they died from radiation,” he said.

Via voluntaryXchange.

by datacharmer | Monday, October 22, 2007
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