Russia's Invasion of Chechnya: A Preliminary Assessment.
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The authors evaluate the discernible consequences of Russias December 11, 1994, invasion of the secessionist republic of Chechnya in the North Caucasus. Russias aim was to suppress the republics government, compel it to accept Moscows authority, and force Chechnya to renounce its bid for independence and sovereignty. This invasion triggered a firestorm of domestic opposition. As a result, the invasion has profound and troubling possible consequences for the stability of Russian government, Russian democracy, and future political-military relationships. The authors provide a framework within which future developments can be assessed.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Unconventional Warfare
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Defense Systems