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Russian Military Reform, 1992-2002 : Soviet (Russian) Military Experience - Anne C. Aldis

Russian Military Reform, 1992-2002

Soviet (Russian) Military Experience

By: Anne C. Aldis (Editor), Roger N. McDermott (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th September 2003
ISBN: 9780714684840
Number Of Pages: 332

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Military reform has featured prominently on the agenda of many countries since the end of the Cold War necessitated a re-evaluation of the strategic role of the armed forces, and nowhere more publicly than in Russia.
Not since the 1920s have the Russian Armed Forces undergone such fundamental change.
President Boris Yeltsin and his successor Vladimir Putin have both grappled with the issue, with varying degrees of success. An international team of experts here consider the essential features of Russian military reform in the decade since the disintegration of the USSR. Fluctuations in the purpose and priorities of the reform process are traced, as well as the many factors influencing change. Chapters analyse the development of Russia's security policy, structural reform of the services, the social impact of military service and experience of military conflict in Chechnya. Critical evaluations of the impact of social change on the Russian Armed Forces' capabilities and expectations complement the analysis of the on-going debate. Russian Military Reform, 1992-2002 will prove invaluable to all those interested in civil-military relationships and international security as well as to students of military theory and practice.

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'The excellent core essays in Russian Military Reform focus on the problems confronting the respective branches of the demoralised forces of the Russian Federation.' - International Affairs

Series Editor's Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. xxi
Policy, Politics and Societyp. 1
The Development of Russia's Security Policy, 1992-2002p. 3
Outside Politics?p. 22
A New Day for the Russian Army?p. 41
Russian Soldiers in the Barracks a Portrait of a Subculturep. 60
Force Structurep. 73
Nuclear Versus Conventional Forces: Implications for Russia's Future Military Reformp. 75
The Strategic Rocket Forces, 1991-2002p. 99
Reform and the Russian Ground Forces, 1992-2002p. 124
The Reform of the Russian Air Forcep. 141
Rudderless in a Storm: the Russian Navy, 1992-2002p. 162
Experiencep. 187
The Challenge of 'small Wars' for the Russian Militaryp. 189
Information Warfare in the Second (1999-) Chechen War: Motivator for Military Reform?p. 209
War Scare in the Caucasus: Redefining the Threat and the War on Terrorismp. 234
Where To?p. 257
Putin's Military Priorities: the Modernisation of the Armed Forcesp. 259
An Economic Analysis of Russian Military Reform Proposals: Ambition and Realityp. 278
Reshaping Russia's Armed Forces: Security Requirements and Institutional Responsesp. 296
Bibliographyp. 323
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780714684840
ISBN-10: 0714684848
Series: Soviet (Russian) Military Experience
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 15th September 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 14.83  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1