The paper concludes that understanding how Russians approach war, while keeping Russian successes and problems in context, will allow U.S. leaders to pursue military and political policies that maintain respect for this resurgent Russian ...
Author: U S Military
In Crimea, Donbass, Aleppo, and over the English Channel, Russia is using its still-modernizing military to (re)gain territory, secure geopolitical access and influence, convey geopolitical strength domestically and internationally, and test the political resolve of others. While the Russians pose a real military threat to the United States and many European countries, the U.S. Army should ensure it prepares against Russian -and not Soviet - forces. This paper builds on tactical and operational analyses of how Russians approach war against a competing power to outline strategic implications for the U.S. Army. The paper concludes that understanding how Russians approach war, while keeping Russian successes and problems in context, will allow U.S. leaders to pursue military and political policies that maintain respect for this resurgent Russian power without overestimating Russia's military capabilities.This compilation also includes a reproduction of the 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.1. Russia Can and Will Prosecute a Different Type of Warfare than the United States * 2. Russia's Military Believes Nuclear War Could Be a Reality * 3. Russia's Post-2008 Military Modernization is Real, but it was Undertaken and Appears More Dramatic for a Host of Reasons * 4. Alternative Arguments * 5. Recommendations for the U.S. Army With Respect to Competing Powers * 6. ConclusionTo be able to deter, and defeat if needed, the Russian military, the U.S. Army must understand how Russians approach warfare - including how they man, train, equip, and organize their military - in addition to the Armed Forces' ongoing combat operations. Recent publications provide excellent tactical and operational analyses of the Russian military, including the Foreign Military Studies Office's (FMSO) 2017 report on The Russian Way of War: Force Structure, Tactics, and Modernization of the Russian Ground Forces (hereafter, RWW). In particular, RWW identifies important details on the Armed Forces' composition, structure, way of fighting, and modernization plans, stemming in part from Russia's real and perceived threats. The RWW also describes major reforms Russia began two months after it invaded Georgia in 2008.
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Author: Department of Department of the Army
PRINTED IN COLOR - The Russian Way of War - Force Structure, Tactics, and Modernization of the Russian Ground Forces Published by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command G2's Foreign Military Studies Oﬃce in 2016, this book picks up where the FM 100-2 series left off and discusses Russian military structure, capabilities, and future development. Includes July 2019 BONUS materials on the following: *1K17 Szhatie (1К17 Сжатие) Russian "Stiletto" Laser Tank *Combat Laser System (Peresvet) Russian Laser Cannon *T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank *T-15 Heavy Infantry Combat Vehicle *Kurganets-25 Light Tracked Armored Vehicle *2S35 Koalitsiya-SV 152-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer *VPK-7829 Bumerang Modular Infantry Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Why buy a book you can download for free? We print the paperback book so you don't have to. First you gotta find a good clean (legible) copy and make sure it's the latest version (not always easy). Some documents found on the web are missing some pages or the image quality is so poor, they are difficult to read. If you find a good copy, you could print it using a network printer you share with 100 other people (typically its either out of paper or toner). If it's just a 10-page document, no problem, but if it's 250-pages, you will need to punch 3 holes in all those pages and put it in a 3-ring binder. Takes at least an hour. It's much more cost-effective to just order the bound paperback from Amazon.com This book includes original commentary which is copyright material. Note that government documents are in the public domain. We print these paperbacks as a service so you don't have to. The books are compact, tightly-bound paperback, full-size (8 1⁄2 by 11 inches), with large text and glossy covers. 4th Watch Publishing Co. is a SDVOSB. https://usgovpub.com
In this first comprehensive treatment of the subject, Richard Harrison shows how this theory emerged and developed to become - despite radically different political settings and levels of technology - essential to the Red Army's victory ...
Author: Richard W. Harrison
Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
In this first comprehensive treatment of the subject, Richard Harrison shows how this theory emerged and developed to become - despite radically different political settings and levels of technology - essential to the Red Army's victory over Germany in World War II.".
"Russia has recently carried out substantial reforms to its military forces, increasing capability in several key areas.
Author: Scott Boston
"Russia has recently carried out substantial reforms to its military forces, increasing capability in several key areas. Russia's military has improved to the extent that it is now a reliable instrument of national power that can be used in a limited context to achieve vital national interests. Russian strategists, concerned about the capability of an advanced military adversary to carry out a large-scale conventional aerospace campaign against the Russian heartland, focus on preserving Russian influence in buffer states along its borders and on reinforcing a series of defensive bulwarks. Russian operations will show a high degree of coordination across a wide range of military units, using deception and simultaneity to achieve objectives quickly and minimize periods of vulnerability to an adversary's most dangerous capabilities. Russian tactics will continue to heavily emphasize gaining and maintaining fire superiority over an adversary; leveraging improved ISR capabilities and a wide range of fires platforms; and using speed, surprise, and integrated combined arms in maneuver forces to disrupt and overwhelm enemies once encountered"--RAND website.
Although successful in terms of achieving a political outcome acceptable to
Moscow, Russia's war in Georgia in 2008 ... the Russian Way of War: Evidence
from the 2008 Confict with Georgia,” Modern War Institute at West Point, March
Author: John R. Deni
An uneasy relationship with Europe threatens U.S. interests in China, and the world
Statements defining recent Soviet policy, enhanced by an overall Soviet perspective, further reveal current military attitudes in the region. A bibliographical essay points to significant literature on Soviet military doctrine.
Author: Willard C. Frank
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This study of Soviet military thinking over the last 75 years combines the perspectives of history and the social sciences to understand Soviet military doctrine, strategy, and behavior from the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to the coup attempt and revolution in 1991. Senior scholars evaluate Soviet ways of war, assess the current situation in the Soviet Union/Russia, and point to future possible policy directions. Statements defining recent Soviet policy, enhanced by an overall Soviet perspective, further reveal current military attitudes in the region. A bibliographical essay points to significant literature on Soviet military doctrine.
Deneys Reitz , Boer Commando : An Afrikaner Journal of the Boer War ( New
York : Sarpedon , 1993 ) , pp . ... Richard W . Harrison , The Russian Way of War :
Operational Art , 1904 – 1940 ( Lawrence : University Press of Kansas , 2001 ) ,
Author: Robert Michael Citino
Since the earliest days of warfare, military operations have followed a predictable formula: after a decisive battle, an army must pursue the enemy and destroy its organization in order to achieve a victorious campaign. But by the mid-19th century, the emergence of massive armies and advanced weaponry - and the concomitant decline in the effectiveness of cavalry - had diminished the practicality of pursuit, producing campaigns that bogged down short of decisive victory. Great battles had become curiously indecisive, decisive campaigns virtually impossible.
Those who are leading the drive toward war want you to turn your eyes away
from the horrors of war , and they hope that you will act upon ... War today is
fought in the totalitarian manner . ... We are now asked to defend the Russian
way of life .
Author: United States. Congress
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
On April 16 , 1877 , Russia and Romania signed a convention to allow the
passage of Russian troops through Romanian territory on the way to Bulgaria .
Russia declared war on April 24 , 1877. Since Serbia had already been defeated
Author: Meredith Reid Sarkees
Publisher: CQ Press
This much-anticipated reference book analyzes more than a thousand wars waged from 1816 to 2008 using authoritative, highly standardized, and systematic coding methods from the Correlates of War Project, which aims to reveal the underlying patterns and causes of war. Resort to War lists and categorizes all violent conflicts with 1,000 or more battle deaths and provides an insightful narrative for each struggle.
Studies the "operational art" of the military from the 19th century to the present.
Author: B. J. C. McKercher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Describes how several countries have carried out the linkage between discrete tactics and wider strategy that has come to be known as operational art, the practice of generals and their staff colonels for achieving success. Among them are the elder Moltke's campaign plan for the Franco-Prussian War,