Russia Military Strategy: Impacting 21st Century Reform and Geopolitics: Analysis of Putin, Future War, Comprehensive Survey of Weapons, Technologies, Rocket Forces, Arctic Buildup, Ukraine and Crimea
In addition to incisive commentary about the geopolitical implications of Vladimir Putin and his policies, this report includes a comprehensive survey of current and planned Russian weapons and military technologies, including hypersonic rockets, nuclear torpedoes, and electronic weapons. More
This superb, up-to-date, and comprehensive analysis by a renowned American military Russian expert has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. In addition to incisive commentary about the geopolitical implications of Vladimir Putin and his policies, this report includes a comprehensive survey of current and planned Russian weapons and military technologies, including hypersonic rockets, nuclear torpedoes, and electronic weapons.
For the past ten years, as Prime Minister and President, Vladimir Putin has led an extensive reorganization and reequipping of his country's armed forces. Further, he has taken several opportunities to reclaim Russian territory that was taken, from his perspective, illegally. This book describes Putin and the military's use of various strategic concepts, the Defense Ministry's new equipment and reform initiatives, and Putin's geopolitical quest for influence in the Arctic and Ukraine. Included in the discussion are some of the unintended consequences of his actions (negative world opinion, sanctions, NATO responses, etc.). The book is divided into three parts. Part One, Strategy, has three chapters. They discuss President Putin's personality and background that drive his thinking, especially his mistrust of the West; Russia's military concept of strategy; and Russia's use of indirect, asymmetric, and non-military actions. Part Two, Future War, has four chapters. They discuss the armed forces new equipment, new forces (the Aerospace Forces in particular), and there is an extended discussion of future war and cyber age thinking and adjustments. Part Three, Geopolitics, has two chapters. One details Russia's Arctic activities and the second describes the methods used to take Crimea and occupy parts of Eastern Ukraine. Potential future uses of Russia's armed forces are described in the conclusions.
Part One: Strategy * Chapter One: Vladimir Putin: Patriot, Zealot, Or Threat? * Chapter Two: Russia's Military Strategy * Chapter Three: Thinking Like A Russian Officer * Part Two: Future War * Chapter Four: New Technologies And Equipment * Chapter Five: Aerospace And Strategic Rocket Forces * Chapter Six: Russia Prepares For Future War * Chapter Seven: Russia's Digital Prominence * Part Three: Geopolitics * Chapter Eight: Northern Exposure: Revealing Russia's Arctic Infrastructure Buildup * Chapter Nine: Russia And Ukraine * Conclusion * Chapter Ten: What Does It All Mean?
Today's military innovators are the modern-day scientists and engineers who assist in the creation of contemporary and new concept weaponry; and the military theorists who study changes in the character of war. Digital specialists understand how to develop and employ the capabilities of electronic warfare equipment, satellite technology, and fiber optic cables. While Kalashnikov's fame is imbedded in Russia's culture, it may be harder to find a current digital entrepreneur whose legacy will endure as long as his: there are simply too many of them, and their time in the spotlight appears to be quite short, since even now we are about to pass from the age of cyber to that of quantum. It is difficult to predict whose discoveries will be the most coveted by tomorrow's military-industrial complex, not to mention the decision-making apparatus of the Kremlin and General Staff. Military theorists are playing an important role as well. They are studying how new weaponry has changed the correlation of forces in the world, the nature of war, and the impact of weaponry on both forecasting and the initial period of war.
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