Accession Number : ADA291651

Title :   Russia's Invasion of Chechnya: A Preliminary Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Blank, Stephen J. ; Tilford, Earl H., Jr

PDF Url : ADA291651

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The authors evaluate the discernible consequences of Russia's December 11, 1994, invasion of the secessionist republic of Chechnya in the North Caucasus. Russia's aim was to suppress the republic's government, compel it to accept Moscow's authority, and force Chechnya to renounce its bid for independence and sovereignty. This invasion triggered a firestorm of domestic opposition. As a result, the invasion has profound and troubling possible consequences for the stability of Russian government, Russian democracy, and future political-military relationships. The authors provide a framework within which future developments can be assessed.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *GEOPOLITICS, USSR, NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), FORECASTING, THREAT EVALUATION, RUSSIA, POLITICAL REVOLUTION, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE