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Russia’s seizure of Crimea, and ongoing operations in eastern Ukraine, have refocused attention on the Russian military as a potential cause for concern in Europe. This Letort Paper, by an influential Russian general and military academic, lays out specifically Russian views on the essential nature of strong conventional land forces, and how they may be used. With an expert commentary providing essential context and interpretation, the Paper presents a valuable insight into Russian military thinking, at a potentially critical juncture for European security.
Russia; landpower; crimea; ukraine; european security
Keir Giles Mr. and Aleksandr V. Rogovoy Major General,
A Russian View on Landpower ( US Army War College Press, 2015),