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Resolution of the Warsaw Treaty Member-States on the Report of the
Supreme Commander of the Unified Armed Forces, Adopted at the Meeting of the
Political Consultative Committee
5 January 1983
The Warsaw Treaty member-states, having consulted on the report of the Supreme
Commander of the Unified Armed Forces, note that the Political Consultative
Committee’s resolutions for guaranteeing the defense of the allied countries and for
increasing the combat readiness of the Unified Armed Forces are essentially being
In view of the increasing aggressiveness of U.S. foreign policy and that of its most
important NATO partners, their extensive war preparations, and their resort to military
force in pursuit of imperialist goals in several areas—developments that have severely
aggravated the situation in the world, including Europe, and have posed a direct threat to
security—the Warsaw Treaty member-states consider it necessary to take measures to
further strengthen their defenses and increase the fighting capacity and combat readiness
of the Unified Armed Forces.
The Warsaw Treaty member-states resolve:
1. To approve the actions by the Unified Command and the ministries of defense in
fulfillment of the resolutions on military matters adopted at the meetings of the
Political Consultative Committee.
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