Military Reform in Russia and the Global War Against Terrorism

  title={Military Reform in Russia and the Global War Against Terrorism},
  author={Alexander M. Golts},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={29 - 41}
  • Alexander M. Golts
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
Reform of the Russian military is required for two reasons: the armed forces’ lack of modern equipment, and its growing internal social problems. Fixing these problems will require adjustments at several levels: in funding, in military education, in eliminating corruption and arbitrariness, and in overcoming “old thinking” associated with a Cold-War mentality. Recent statements by the Russian Minister of Defense stating that “military reform is over” cannot help but make one pessimistic about… 

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