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Washington, DC: GPO, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Quarto, 175,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations (many in color). Maps. Figures. Tables. Index. Covers somewhat soiled and worn, small rough spot on front cover. Soviet Military Power was a publication of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which provided an estimate of the military strategy and capabilities of the Soviet Union during the final years of the Cold War, ostensibly to alert the U.S. public to the significant military capabilities of the Soviet Armed Forces. First published in early October, 1981, it became an annual publication from 1983 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. In addition to the majority English version, Soviet Military Power was translated, printed, and disseminated in a variety of languages. The report was produced annually by intelligence analysts and subject matter experts at DIA, incorporating all sources of intelligence from across the U.S. Intelligence Community. . To illustrate the publication without revealing classified U.S. satellite imagery and sensor capabilities, DIA artists prepared approximately 150 detailed paintings of Soviet military hardware and installations specifically for the publication.