Accession Number:

ADA517871

Title:

The Russian Chechen Wars: Three Lessons for U.S. Defense Planners

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The Russian Chechen wars 1994-2000 were the last major conflicts of the 20th century. Though overshadowed by Americas amazing success in the first Gulf War and the tragic events of 911, Russias ongoing conflict in Chechnya provides a glimpse into the future evolution of warfare. It also serves as a stark reminder of the cruel realities inherent in urban combat and the difficulties associated with military occupation and conducting counterinsurgency among a shrewd and determined enemy.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE