Assessment: Russian Military Strategy, Operational Tactics and Objective in Syria
Maitra, S. “Assessment: Russian Military Strategy, Operational Tactics and Objective in Syria”, CLAWS Focus, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi, India.
5 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 23, 2017
Russian military intervention in Syria started around September 2015, after an official request from the Syria's Bashar Al-Assad government. A revanchist Russia, even with a stagnated mono-industrial economy surprised the international community with the pace of attack and will to sustain the operation. It is important therefore to study and have a clear idea of Russia's military strategy, objective, goals, and operational tactics, as geopolitical dynamics of Europe and Asia is changing rapidly.
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