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The Russian Military : Power and Policy - S.E. Miller

The Russian Military

Power and Policy

By: S.E. Miller (Editor), Dmitri V. Trenin (Editor)

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Russian military capacity remains a major consideration for global security even in the post-Soviet era. This book assesses today's Russian military and analyzes its possible future direction. The contributors -- experts on the subject from both Russia and the West -- consider not only how Russia has built its military capacity but also the policies and doctrines that have shaped Russia's defense posture. They discuss such topics as the downsizing of the Russian military, Russia's use of military power in regional conflicts, and the management of Russia's nuclear weapons.For more than a decade, Russian leaders have struggled to formulate security and defense policies that protect Russia's borders and project Russia's influence. The contributors to The Russian Military find that the choices Russian leaders have made have been significantly influenced by the military reforms Russia has attempted to implement since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The protracted and intense debate over military reform has been -- and will continue to be -- decisive in shaping Russian military capacity.

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"This first-rate set of essays is a timely and remarkably comprehensive assessment of the contemporary state of the Russian military. It deserves the attention not only of those interested in military affairs, but also those concerned with political and economic developments in Russia."--Lieutenant General William Odom, (U.S. Army, Ret.), Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. "This is the best collection of both contributors and contributions that I have seen on this subject."--Brigadier General John C. Reppert, (U.S. Army, Ret.), Dean of the College of International and Security Studies, George C. Marshall Center, Garmisch, Germany

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Glossary of Acronymsp. xiii
Moscow's Military Power: Russia's Search for Security in an Age of Transitionp. 1
The Trajectory of the Russian Military: Downsizing, Degeneration, and Defeatp. 43
The Social and Political Condition of the Russian Militaryp. 73
Military Reform: From Crisis to Stagnationp. 95
Russia, Regional Conflict, and the Use of Military Powerp. 121
The Economics of Defense in Russia and the Legacy of Structural Militarizationp. 157
Nuclear Weapons in Current Russian Policyp. 183
Conclusion: Gold Eagle, Red Starp. 217
Contributorsp. 233
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780262633055
ISBN-10: 0262633051
Series: American Academy Studies in Global Security
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 27th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.56 x 15.19  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.35