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The Chekinov-Bogdanov Commentaries of 2010-2017: What Did They Teach Us About Russia's New Way of War?

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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The MITRE Corporation

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From 2010 to 2017 Russian Colonel reserves S. G. Chekinov and Lieutenant-General retired S. A. Bogdanov wrote 13 interesting articles in the journal Military Thought nine of them are summarized here that had a major impact on how Western analysts understood Russian military affairs and way of war. Unfortunately, since 2017 authors Chekinov and Bogdanov have published neither as a pair nor individually. In effect they have disappeared from public view with no explanation as to why. The analysis that follows intends to keep the focus on these important works and directs attention to the theme of each of the nine articles selected and the sections indicating new or different forms and methods of warfare.


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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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