Deep Operations in the 21st Century
[Technical Report, Monograph]
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Beginning in the interwar period between World War I and World War II the Soviet Union endured massive social, military, and political changes. G.S. Isserson and Mikhail Tukhachevsky innovated Soviet doctrine to encompass all the advances in military technology such as the tank, the airplane, and an improved military-industrial complex. The Soviets focused on Deep Operations Theory built from historical data from the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, and the Bolshevik revolution during the interwar period between World War I and World War II. Moving into the twenty-first century, Russia is taking advantage of the Gray Zone of competition in the Baltics and Black Sea regions, extending Russias sphere of influence, buttressing itself against NATOs sphere. The adoption of protracted andor sponsored warfare in todays tension filled diplomatic sphere, the doctrine of Deep Operations has gone from three domains land, sea, and air to now include cyberspace, and space operations. Still focused on Deep Operations to affect the enemys warfare architecture, Russia is using its advances in technology, and manipulation of information to bolster and launch attacks and aid in the destabilization of NATO and the United States. The US is not comfortable with definitions of war that do not comply with U.S. norms. Additionally, as success is determined against NATO, other adversaries can benefit. By understanding the logic of Russian military strategy and its operational art Americans can organize themselves in such a way to maintain a competitive advantage.
- Humanities and History
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- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics