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The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow: Essays in Memory of Mary FitzGerald

Title:
The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow: Essays in Memory of Mary FitzGerald
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ISBN:
9781584874492
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The essays in this volume represent both a memorial and an analytical call to action. Editors Dr. Stephen J. Blank and Dr. Richard Weitz of the US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) have brought these authors and their essays together in memory of their colleague, Mary Fitzgerald of the Hudson Institute. Mary was one of the most brilliant and vivacious practitioners of the study of the Russian and Chinese militaries, whose insights helped not just to put those fields of study on the map, but also to influence U.S. military thinking. Her work helped shed light on the concrete meaning of such terms as the “Revolution in Military Affairs” (RMA), as well as the profoundly original works of thinkers like Marshal Nikolai Ogarkov (1917-94), who was both Chief of the Soviet General Staff (1977-84) and an outstanding military thinker who coined that term.

 

 

Table of Contents

Contents

Dedication …………………………v
by Andrew Marshall

Introduction: Russian Military Studies: A Call for Action.................1
by Stephen J. Blank and Richard Weitz

1. “No Need to Threaten Us, We Are Frightened of Ourselves,” Russia’s Blueprint for a Police State, The New Security Strategy...............19
by Stephen J. Blank

2. Is Military Reform in Russia for “Real”? Yes, But................151
by Dale R. Herspring

3. Operational Art and the Curious Narrative on the Russian Contribution: Presence and Absence Over the Last 2 Decades...........193
by Jacob W. Kipp

4. Russian Information Warfare Theory: The Consequences of August 2008.....265
by Timothy L. Thomas

5. Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces and Arms Control: Déjà Vu All Over Again...301
by Daniel Goure

6. The Challenge of Understanding the Russian Navy...........331
by Mikhail Tsypkin

7. Russian Military Challenges Toward Central-East Europe............359
by Joshua B. Spero

8. Russian-Chinese Security Relations: Constant and Changing............389
by Richard Weitz

Publications by Mary C. Fitzgerald..............455

About the Contributors.....................463

Audience

Just as Soviet military thinking was arguably the most profound of all military thinking during the interwar period of the 1920s and 1930s, so today both scholars and professionals would benefit considerably from paying serious attention to the contemporary corpus of Russian thinking about warfare. This volume continues Mary Fitzgerald's work by gathering essays by top U.S. and Russian analysts to assess current Russian military thinking.

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army War College. Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Blank, Stephen J.
Year/Pages:
2010: 473 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Essays in Memory of Mary Fitzgerald
  • Russian Military Today and Tomorrow
  • Military History
  • Russia
  • FitzGerald, Mary
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1.4375
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1
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Item available Date:
08/01/2013
Last Status Update:
12/30/2016
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