May 27, 2015 | Research, Select Work | Phillip Karber

Russia’s New Generation Warfare

For over a decade, Russia has been developing a new approach to war, – one with the versatility to address three very different types of military opponents: high tech in the West, mass armies in the East and unconventional threats from the South.

Russia’s proxy war with Ukraine has moved its evolving operational concepts out of realm of theory into brutal practice.

In his article published in the Spring 2015 issue of NGA Pathfinder (Magazine of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), Dr. Phillip Karber analyses Russia’s new generation warfare as practiced in Ukraine.

He describes the 5 distinct elements of Russia’s New Generation Warfare: political subversion, proxy sanctuary intervention, coercive deterrence and negotiated manipulation; and concludes that the Russians are pursuing military options made viable less by their inherent strength than the victim’s isolation and weakness.

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