Accession Number : AD1031334

Title :   The Bear's Den: Russian Anti Access/Area Denial in the Maritime Domain

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Wemyss,Matthew J

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Report Date : 01 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The United States (US) military's ability to operate with relative impunity has started to change. Adversaries took note of the USs success in Operation Desert Storm, and developed techniques to prevent or disrupt US access to operating domains. While Chinas Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) buildup has drawn much of the country's attention, another state, Russia, is more quietly developing its capabilities. Russia's territorial seizures and money from natural resources have helped the Russian military develop formidable capabilities. Anti-access is nothing new to Russia, however. Through an exploration of the requirements of A2/AD strategy and a look at the history of the Soviet Unions military strategy, similarities to modern Russian plans, especially in the maritime domain, are evident.

Descriptors :   AREA DENIAL , military operations , military strategy , russia

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE