The War Plan RevealedJan 2005
This summary of oral history interviews with former Czechoslovak generals includes selected statements on the coordination and the tasks of the Warsaw Pact's Unified Armed Forces (UAF). The interviews stress that the UAF were not a command authority, but a forwarding body for directives of the Soviet General Staff, and describe the operational planning of the Warsaw Pact. The summary further highlights that most of the interviewees considered the Czechoslovak Operations Plan of 1964 to be unrealistic and built on the assumption of nuclear weapons use. It notes that the army commanders were unaware of the strategic plan and were only given some limited objectives from the General Staff.
Collection: Czechoslovak Generals
Language of Original Document: English
Translators: Jiří Mareš
Number of Pages: 16
Cold War Period: 1960s
Persons: Vitanovský, Ivanov, Grechko, Malinovskii, Raichl, Picek, Pezl, Vinkler, Šádek, Slimák, Franko, Procházka, Zachariáš, Deim