The Warsaw Pact: Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance

WarsawPact.jpgAfter Communist regimes in Eastern Europe collapsed twenty years ago and the Soviet Union disintegrated two years later, immense opportunities for archival research opened.

Even though serious obstacles to archival work have persisted in Russia (which houses the central repositories of the Soviet regime), the archives of nearly all of the former Warsaw Pact countries are now fully or at least largely open. As a result, scholars have been able to explore many aspects of the Warsaw Pact that could only be guessed at in the past, including questions of military planning, force preparations and operations, nuclear command arrangements, and civil-military issues.

View the declassified Warsaw Pact FOIA documents.

Posted: May 28, 2013 03:42 PM
Last Updated: May 29, 2013 08:54 AM