By Jonathan Eyal
This paintings is the end result of analysis undertaken on the Royal United prone Institute for Defence stories within the region of Balkan defense. The Balkans has continuously been a space of ancient and ethnic divisions and one among strategic curiosity for the Soviet Union. the one profitable demanding situations to Moscow's rule in East Europe happened there and while those posed an issue for the Warsaw Pact's Southern Tier, the Kremlin finally controlled to include them. operating from this historical past, this workforce of essays analyzes the defence guidelines of the Warsaw Pact Southern Tier within the Balkans in addition to the army posture of Yugoslavia and Albania. As political allegiances switch within the Balkans and the way forward for neighborhood regimes seems a growing number of precarious, the e-book concentrates on services instead of assumed intentions, looking to spotlight the army realities of the quarter.
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42 The disposition of forces, in combination with the factors outlined above, seems to suggest that the task of the HPA would include the opening of a bridgehead to the south or southwest, toward Ljubljana or Trieste. The execution of this task would also necessitate crossing over the wide rivers of South Central Europe; hence the heavy concentration on such mission-specific equipment and training activities. A secondary mission - probably the protection of C 31 headquarters or logistical lines - appears in air defence asindicated by the army's modern surface-to-air missile system consisting of approximately 500 missiles of which 350 are SA-7s.
21 The NCO training institutions are operated as boarding schools on the secondary school level. All of the enrolled students live in dormitories and receive free meals, books, schools supplies and a modest allowance. The schools are generally new and well-equipped. Replacement of especially senior NCOs has long been a problem in the HPA, for the vast majority of Hungarians view the position of NCOs as a career that is 'even less attractive than the vocation of officers';22 even the adoption of the 1975 law failed to remedy the situation totally.
16 Indirect confirmation that these results are less than credible comes from a 1978 survey suggesting that - contrary to Czinege's boasts - only 17 per cent of the soldiers completing their military service felt that their technical training was adequate. 17 General military training is supplemented in the case of all motorised infantry units by four weeks of alpine training at a permanent manmade facility near the small village of Rezi, north-east of Lake Balaton. During this month, the soldiers are acquainted with the principles of alpine warfare, including such activities as rock climbing, crossing over rivers on bridges made of rope (vietnami hid or 'Vietnamese bridge'), moving on cable relays between peaks, long marches (10-15 miles) in a mountainous environment with full personal equipment, etc.