SOVIET POLICIES: THE NEXT PHASE

Created: 3/18/1963

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

WASHINGTON. .

OFPICe OK TBS DEPUTY DlBtCrOB (INTCLUCENCE)

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MEMORANDUM FOR: General Maxwell D. Taylor

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Department of Defense

Policies: The Next Phase

increased Soviet military expenditures have prevailed In policy debates, and that any significant rise in living standards has again been postponed. Khrushchev, beset by troubles at home and within the Bloc, seems to have decided that the world balance of power is not now favorable and that time is needed to strengthen Soviet economic and military power. Since Khrushchev has sought to justify his actions on the basis of the threatening international situation, the USSR does not seem to be loofcingubstantial Improvement in East-West relations.

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