The U.S. military laid out for public access training manual about the war with Russia. The document entitled “Handbook on Russian military Affairs of the new generation” was prepared in December 2016 for internal use. Edition of National Interest drew attention that on September 18, the file laid out in open access on the website Public Intelligence.
The manual talks about methods of confrontation between the Russian military in the modern world. In this 68 pages with graphics and data about Russian military vehicles, which Russia is expected to use in modern military conflict. The authors of the book States, the U.S. army and a member of the command Group on asymmetrical warfare, says “Rain”.
Priority is given to “hybrid warfare” as a tool of Russian geopolitics. The focus on regime change with the support of any means, including the local separatist groups, the authors called modern military strategy of Russia. “The new goal of the Russian military is a complete change of system state, the current Russian approach uses all the levers of pressure to achieve these changes,” the report said.
Authors provided material on the basis of the analysis of “military companies” of Russia in the Crimea and in the South-East of Ukraine. In them, according to the compilers of the benefits involved small units of special operations Forces (SSO). Russia at the official level denies involvement in these conflicts.
The book says that Russia is “watching the transformation of the American army” and “well-mastered well-known American tactic” of using drones and manned object detection systems of the enemy, and then destroy them by aircraft or artillery.
Specified and weaknesses of the Russian Army, which can be used by the us military. Among them mentioned problems with the logistics, poorly motivated conscripts, as well as inaccurate aircraft and artillery. In addition, the manual says that Russia lacks anti-air and electronic warfare equipment.