Warsaw Pact War Plan of 1964Subject: Plan of the Use of the Czechoslovak People's Army in the case of war during the Cold War in the 1960s. The plan anticipates surprise nuclear strikes against the main political and economic centers of Warsaw pact countries.
14 Oct 1964
This war plan provides describes the operations of the Czechoslovak People's Army in wartime. Under the scenario, the NATO countries launch surprise nuclear strikes against the main political and economic centers of Czechoslovakia. It also assumes that the combat actions of both NATO and Warsaw Pact troops in the initial period of war will have the character of forward contact battles. It offers conclusions as to the anticipated opposing NATO units and enemy war aims. The document lists the specific tasks and lines of advance for major elements of the Czechoslovak People's Army, with the main axis of attack concentrated in the direction of Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Strasbourg, and Epinal, and with the aim of holding the areas of Langres, Besançon, and Epinal one week after the outbreak of war.
Collection: 1964 War Plan
Origin (Agency): Ministry of National Defense of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
Sender: Bohumír Lomský, Minister of National Defense of the CSSR; Otakar Rytíř, Chief of General Staff; and Václav Vitanovský, Chief of the Operations Department of the General Staff
Destination (Agency): Presidency of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
Recipient: Antonín Novotný, President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
Language of Original Document: Russian
Translators: English: Svetlana Savranskaya and Anna Locher; Czech: Petr Krist
Number of Pages: 18
Cold War Period: 1960s
Persons: Lomský, Rytíř, Vitanovský, Novotný
Document Source: Central Military Archives (VÚA), Prague; Collection Ministry of National Defense, Operations Department
Call Number: 008074/ZD-OS 64 Page(s): 1-18.
Document Companion: Document No. 27