Accession Number : ADA310860

Title :   Russia's Military Doctrine and the Internal Use of Military Force.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Roth, Dale E. ; Raho, Steven A., III

PDF Url : ADA310860

Report Date : 01 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : On 11 December 1994, President Boris Yeltsin gave the order for the Russian Federation Armed Forces invasion of the self-proclaimed independent state of Chechnya. The intent was to gain control of an internal conflict and ensure the integrity of the Federation with a quick, decisive victory. what was to be a short-term action to achieve this intention, however developed into a protracted conflict that continues to draw national and international criticism toward Russia. This paper will examine the conflict it Chechnya relevant to Russia's current military doctrine, use of force, and the Armed Forces capability to achieve success and provide implications resulting from the analysis. The intent of this paper is to provide an awareness of the problems Russia faces with balancing use of force with the capability of the force to achieve success. Some correlation will be drawn between Russia's use of forces to conduct operations internal to state borders and peacekeeping operations conducted within the region that includes former Soviet Union states.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *INTERNAL, *RUSSIA, MILITARY OPERATIONS, USSR, CONTROL, SHORT RANGE(TIME), CONFLICT, SUPPRESSION, AWARENESS, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE