Interview with Gen. Mjr. Ing. Jaroslav Vinkler, CSc.
conducted by Karel Sieber, 23 January 200423 Jan 2004
This is a transcript of an interview with Czechoslovak General Jaroslav Vinkler (b. 1924), chief of the Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff. General Vinkler describes operational planning after he became deputy chief of the Operational Department in the First Army in 1962. He characterizes operational planning in this period as unrealistic, because it underestimated the effects of nuclear warfare and the enemy's capacities. General Vinkler further outlines the work of the military intelligence service in the second half of the 1960s and recounts the events of the August 1968 occupation.
Collection: Czechoslovak Generals
Language of Original Document: Czech
Number of Pages: 14
Persons: Vinkler, Pezl, Burda, Picek, Vitanovský, Zadvinskii, Dubček, Rusov, Grechko, Ivashutin, Turosík, Zacharov, Hoch, Lomský, Tišler, Racek, Herfurt, Raichl, Kvapil, Prchal, Šádek, Heřman, Fidler, Holešov, Drong, Peprný, Šejna, Dzelauchov