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Russian Civil-Military Relations (Military Strategy and by Robert Brannon

By Robert Brannon

Putin's sort of management has transitioned into one other period yet there's a lot nonetheless inherited from the previous. within the frequently anarchic setting of the Nineteen Nineties, the nascent Russian Federation skilled misunderstandings and missteps in civil-military kinfolk. below Boris Yeltsin, it's been puzzled even if the army obeyed orders from civilian gurus or purely gave lip provider to these it served to guard whereas imposing its personal guidelines and classes of motion. Robert Brannon units forth the situations below which the army software of Russia's strength and effect should be referred to as upon to exert strength. Deriving partly from its Soviet previous, the writer examines how Russia's army doctrine represents greater than only a street map of ways to struggle the nation's wars; it additionally specifies threats to nationwide pursuits, accordingly the USA, NATO and foreign terrorism. in contrast heritage of politics and tool, the military's impact may possibly display as a lot approximately politics because it does the army.

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Russian Civil-Military Relations (Military Strategy and Operational Art)

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S. aggression.  In response to United States’ announcement about its intent work with Poland and the Czech Republic to place parts of a missile defense system on their  Ibid. ”  Author’s notes from interview with Makhmut Gareyev at the Embassy of Poland in Moscow, February 2000. ” Ivanov’s shopping list for new military hardware included new missiles, long range aviation bombers, tanks, submarines, and aircraft carriers, among other things. S. capabilities by installing 10 new anti-missile interceptors in Poland and a new radar system in Czech Republic.

Against this backdrop, a looming debate over national security strategy and military doctrine takes on greater significance. There is a long history of strong rhetoric in security discussions in Russia. The military has in the past made strong statements that were later softened or even refuted by civilians in authority. S. missile defense plans by targeting Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as other sites in Europe, should not be taken to mean the Russian government is fully prepared to actually implement such plans.

Still, Soviet military doctrine went far beyond anything comparable in the West. Relating military missions to preparing the population for war, mobilizing the industrial sector in support of strategic aims, and identifying specific threats to state interests are objectives that are simply not found in military doctrine anywhere else. It only makes sense when one considers its ideological background. ”20 While the world has certainly changed significantly since the Soviet Union disintegrated in December 1991, military thinking still bears some resemblance.

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