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Russian Military Power: Building A Military To Support Great Power Aspirations

Title:
Russia Military Power: Building a Military To Support Great Power Aspirations
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This report examines a resurgent Russia’s military power to foster a deeper understanding of its core capabilities, goals, and aspirations in the 21st Century.

Excerpt:

"In September 1981, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger asked the Defense Intelligence Agency to produce an unclassified overview of the Soviet Union’s military strength. The purpose was to provide America's leaders, the national security community, and the public a complete and accurate view of the threat. The result: the first edition of Soviet Military Power. DIA produced over 250,000 copies, and it soon became an annual publication that was translated into eight languages and distributed around the world. In many cases, this report conveyed the scope and breadth of Soviet military strength to U.S. policymakers and the public for the first time.

Today, we are faced with a complexity of intelligence challenges from multiple threats that we cannot afford to misunderstand. In the spirit of Soviet Military Power, DIA is proud to produce an unclassified defense intelligence overview of the military capabilities associated with the challenges we face—beginning with Russia."

 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Introduction/Historical Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

1991–Present: Fall and Rise of the Russian Military. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Russian National Military Overview . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Russia’s Threat Perceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

National Security Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Stability Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

External Defense Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Defense Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Military Doctrine and Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Russian Perceptions of Modern Conflict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Military and Security Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Main Operations Directorate 25  

National Military Command and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Russian Nuclear Command and Control 26

Command and Control of Joint Forces 27

Core Russian Military Capabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Nuclear Forces and Weapons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Biological and Chemical Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Anti-Access/Area Denial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Information Operations 32

Strategic Air Operations 32

Integrated Air Defense System 33

Modern Precision Strike Capabilities 33

Precision Strike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Space/Counterspace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Cyber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Propaganda Helps Shape The Information Environment 38

Cyber-Enabled Psychological Operations 39

Information Defense 40

Media Laws—A Hedge Against Instability 41  

Indirect Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Electronic Warfare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Power Projection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Underground Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Denial and Deception. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Outlook: A Modernizing Force. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Appendix A: Russian Strategic Rocket Forces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Appendix B: Russian Ground Forces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Appendix C: Russian Aerospace Forces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Appendix D: Russian Navy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Appendix E: Russian Special Operations Forces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Appendix F: Russian Intelligence Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Appendix G: Defense Industry and Modernization Programs. . . . . . . . . . 75

Appendix H: Arms Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Audience

Russia Military Power is intended to foster a dialogue between U.S. leaders, the national security community, partner nations, and the public about the challenges we face in the 21st century.  AP History, Social Studies, and World History high school students, as well as academic students pursuing assignments for interdisciplinary studies such as Russian Studies, Military Science, Government and Politics of Russia, World Politics and Foreign Policy, or Political Theory and Methodology, may be interested in this text for research or supplemental reading. 

Military analysts and leaders, the intelligence community, members of Congress and government, committees concerned with Russian affairs, historians, and anyone with an interest in the history and anticipated future directions of the Russian military may want a copy of this publication.

Reviews

Mentioned in Library Journal InfoDOCKET Reference section July 2, 2017 by Gary Price 

http://www.infodocket.com/2017/07/02/reference-new-report-from-defense-m...

 

The Spokesman-Review World section website   Article: U.S. intelligence report: Kremlin sees U.S. urging regime change in Russia  June 28, 2017 by Robert Burns, Associated Press 

http://​http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jun/28/us-intelligence-report-krem...

 

Federation of American Scientists FAS website under heading Secrecy News  Article: Defense Intelligence Agency Views Russian Military Power  June 29, 2017 by Steven Aftergood 

"The 116-page report provides DIA data and perspective on Russian military strategy, force structure, defense spending, intelligence, nuclear weaponry, cyber programs, foreign arms sales, and more . . . The new publication is inspired by the Soviet Military Power series that was published by DIA in the 1980s to draw critical attention to Soviet military programs."

https://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2017/06/russia-military-power/

 

The National Interest magazine website   Foreign Policy Experts Roundtable   The BUZZ section   Article: Just How Dangerous Is Russia's Military?  June 29, 2017 by Dave Majumdar   

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/just-how-dangerous-russias-mil...

 

AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS website  Op-Ed section  Article:  Russian military power through the Defense Intelligence Agency's eyes by Gary Wetzel   

"This week, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) released 'Russian Military Power,' a report that gives an unclassified look at the state of the Russian military today.  The 116-page report is a throwback to the height of the Cold War when the Department of Defense issued annual editions of 'Soviet Military Power.'  Though a bit hawkish in its prediction for the expected growth and capabilities of the new, modern Russian armed forces, the report is a welcome analysis of where Russia is headed with its military."

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/06/op-ed-russian-military-power-th...

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2017: 116 p.; ill.
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