The Russian Military into the 21st Century

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This work attempts to clarify the major problems facing Russia's armed forces in the present and immediate future. It covers threats from terrorists, break away republics and threats from outside Russia's borders. The book also includes political and economic problems facing the military.

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Eight contributions from Cimbala (political science, Penn State U.) and other academics, researchers, and activists from Russia, the US, and Europe address security and defense issues related to the future of Russia's armed forces. Topics include, for example, Russia's defense doctrine and national security concept, its asymmetrical approach to information warfare, its nuclear C3 system, and public attitudes toward the Russian armed forces. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The geopolitical setting for Russian military security: "We have plenty to defend ourselves with..." Russian, rhetoric, Russian realism, John Erickson; if war will come tomorrow, Peter Rainow. Part 2 National security concepts and military performance: the new turn in Russian defence policy - Russia's defence doctrine and national security concept, Stephen J. Blank; the Russian Army and Chechnya - victory instead of reform?, Pavel K. Baev. Part 3 The information revolution and the military - challenges and risks: Russia's asymmetrical approach to information warfare, Timothy L. Thomas; assessing the Russian nuclear C3 system. Part 4 The societal dimension of security and defence: public attitudes toward the Armed Forces in Russia - do they count?, Stephen L. Webber; the soldiers' mothers of St Petersburg - a human rights movement in Russia, Yelizaveta Bogoslovskaya, Ella Polyakova and Yelena Vilenskaya; conclusions, Stephen J. Cimbala.
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