Accession Number:

AD1107526

Title:

Conventional deterrence : the effect of U.S. airpower on Russian strategic calculus

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Since Russias annexation of Crimea in 2014, tensions between Russia and NATO have been on the rise. The U.S. and NATO have increased their military presence along NATOs Eastern flank to reassure allies and deter Russia from further aggression. At the same time, Russia has increased their military exercises on the Western border and engaged in nuclear threats in response to NATO encirclement. Considering Russias fear and respect of NATO airpower, the appropriate posturing of combat aircraft could help deter Russian aggression while not going so far as to spur another arms race and further increase tensions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE