Russian Military Transformation – Goal In Sight?

Authored by Keir Giles, Dr. Andrew Monaghan
Strategic Studies Institute
Letort Papers | May 05, 2014

The Russian Armed Forces have been undergoing major structural reform since 2008. Despite change at the most senior levels of leadership, the desired endstate for Russia’s military is now clear; but this endstate is determined by a flawed political perception of the key threats facing Russia. This monograph reviews those threat evaluations, and the challenges facing Russia’s military transformation, to assess the range of options available to Russia for closing the capability gap with the United States and its allies.

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