The Red and Blue: The Soviet General Staff’s Wargames (1940). Part 2 of 3
In January 1941, the situation forced the Soviet Command to look at the wargames as something more than a merely theoretical routine but as the projection of the real war. Escalation had taken an irreversible character in Europe. As Zakharov writes, when drawing up game plans, the strategic situation was based on the expected events that could unfold on the western border in the event of an attack by fascist Germany on the Soviet Union. The goals of the wargame were:
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