Project 1704: A U.S. Army War College Analysis of Russian Strategy in Eastern Europe, an Appropriate U.S. Response, and the Implications for U.S. Landpower

Project 1704: A U.S. Army War College Analysis of Russian Strategy in Eastern Europe, an Appropriate U.S. Response, and the Implications for U.S. Landpower
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Project 1704: A U.S. Army War College Analysis of Russian Strategy in Eastern Europe, an Appropriate U.S. Response, and the Implications for U.S. Landpower
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In the summer of 2014, Russia forcibly annexed Crimea from Ukraine and then actively supported ethnic Russian separatists in an on-going irredentist bid in Eastern Ukraine. This aggressive policy threatens to challenge NATO and the United States in its support of Ukraine and other nations of Eastern Europe. From this changing strategic environment, three central questions emerge: (1) What is the Russian strategy in their periphery? (2) What is the appropriate U.S. response? (3) What are the implications for U.S. landpower? Vladimir Putin’s grand strategy relies on a complex mix of diplomatic, informational, military, and economic factors to preserve and expand Russian global power.

Project 1704 is produced under the purview of the United States Army War College to foster dialogue of topics with strategic ramifications. This study drew upon the expertise of hand-selected U.S. Army War College faculty and students from across the services, departments, agencies and from eight nations to provide a thought-provoking and relevant discourse of a topic of timely relevance: the reemergence of Russian strategic landpower.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
I. Executive Summary
II. Preface
Chapter 1: The Russian Strategic Environment
I. Historical Introduction
Russia yesterday
Russia today
Russia in crisis
II. Putin’s Rise to Power
Out of nowhere
Putin’s Russia
Establishing his rule
The man and his method
III. The Russian Military
Disarray
Ivanov doctrine
Continued reforms
Reforms since 2008
Concerns
IV. The Russian Economy and Energy Sector 
A weak ruble 
Energy dependency 
Impact of Ukraine crisis
Concerns
V. The Russian System 
Trends
Tensions, frictions, and fissures
End state
VI. Conclusion 
Chapter 2: Russian Land power
I. Introduction 
II. Recent Russian Military Operations 
The 2008 Russia-Georgia Conflict 
Russia’s Lessons Learned 
Georgia’s Lessons Learned 
III. The 2014-2015 Russian-Ukrainian Conflict
Russian Operations in Crimea 
Russian Operations in Eastern Ukraine 
IV. Recent Russian Military Operations: Similarities and Differences
Russian Landpower Today: State of Modernization and Readiness 
Doctrine
Organization
Training
Materiel 
Leadership 
iv
Personnel
V. Conclusion 
Chapter 3 - The Emerging Russian approach 
I. Strategy of Ambiguity                                                                                  
NATO/EU Divisions
Strategic Center of Gravity
Critical Capabilities
Critical Requirements
Flashpoints
Protection of Ethnic Russians Abroad
Western Alignment of a State 
II. Anatomy of the Russian Response
The Russian Operational Approach 
Objectives 
Mechanisms
Desired Conditions
Lines of Operations and Examples 
III. Assessment of Russian Strategy 
IV. Conclusion 
Chapter 4: Analysis and Recommendations 
I. Introduction 
II. Ends
Strategic Approach of the United States and NATO 
III. Ways 
Countering the Russian Approach to the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
Countering the Russian Approach to Georgia and Ukraine 
Countering the Russian Approach to Other Potential Russian Targets (Moldova and
the Arctic)
IV. Putting the Army Operating Concept into Action
Where the Army Operating Concept Fits Well Where the Army Operating Concept
Fits Well  
Where the Army Operating Concept Falls Short 
Tenets of Army Operations and the Current Force Structure in Europe
The Army Operating Concept: Risk and Mitigation 
V. Means  
Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
Georgia and Ukraine
Other Potential Russian Targets (Moldova and the Arctic) 
Recommended Role for NATO 
Conclusion 
Endnotes

Audience

This publication would be useful to the intelligence community, the military's analysis and strategy communities, military commanders and staff officers at all levels, policymakers, members of government and defense agencies/contractors, and members of military- and defense-focused committees.  This publication would also be useful to historians and students engaged with historical/political/military/Russian government studies.

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Mastriano, Douglas
Key Phrases:
  • U.S. Army War College Analysis of Russian Strategy in Eastern Europe
  • Russia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Crimea
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Military Policy
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Item available Date:
09/09/2016
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