Articles and studies published during the period after 1964 evidence movement away from preoccupation with nuclear questions, first through an examination of the historical roots of operational art, and finally, by 1968, by demonstrating acute awareness that traditional operational techniques applied within a modern context. These articles were, in fact, precursors to the period of the 1970s, when operational art and conventional operations in a "nuclear scared" context again became preeminent Soviet military concerns.