The Yugoslav All-People's defense system : a pessimistic appraisal.
Fraze, Douglas A.
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The Yugoslav All-People's Defense System is designed to project cooperation and unity, to prepare the society for long-lasting resistance, and to equip and to train the entire nation for defense, while deterring all possible invaders. The two most important factors in the All-People's Defense system are will power and fire power: the intangible and the tangible. This study examines these factors and evaluates their impact on the All-People's Defense system. The willingness to fight for Yugoslavia rather than the constituent republics and regions - is always in doubt. Fire power - the ability of the Yugoslav economic system to project material strength through agriculture, communications, industry, and transport - is questionable. The All-People's Defense system suffers from various deficiencies as do other defense strategies. It is, however, the strategy that best fulfills the economic, political, and military demands for the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
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