Accession Number:

AD1048045

Title:

Russia's Ambiguous Warfare and Implications for the U.S. Marine Corps

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-04-12

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Russian Federation used ambiguous warfare strategies to annex Crimea in 2014 and propagate Ukrainian instability. Rapidly generated, highly trained, and well-disciplined Russian forces on the ground in Ukraine unofficially coordinated with pro-Russian separatists to conduct psychological operations, intimidation, and bribery among the population to undermine nationalist resistance. Illustrating warfares expanding reach, these activities obscure the factors that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization traditionally uses to identify the need for the cooperative defense of a member nation. This summary of a CNA-organized meeting of experts captures these topics and their implications on the U.S. governments current warfighting strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE