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Being a basic "cold warrior" (served 1970 - 2002) I have a question that I have never really been able to sort out - how would a land battle in Europe between the Warsaw Pact and NATO have played out? I've read the fictional accounts, but what I'm really looking for is some technical analysis (if that's the right term) that was done after the collapse of the Soviet Union that compared our plans and capabilities and theirs. As a related anecdote, I had the opportunity in the early '90s to discuss this issue with a West German colonel who was one of the first NATO officers into East Germany after the collapse. He just shook his head and told me "we should fire all of our intelligence staff - they totally underestimated the Soviet's capabilities and plans". I've done the usual Google search but nothing pops up (weak search skills?) and I was thinking if any group of people would be aware of what I am looking for, the Army.ca community would be them. Any ideas? Thanks.