OE Watch JUN 2020, Vol 10, Iss 06

The June issue of OE Watch continues its broad coverage of foreign perspectives of the operational environment, as well as continuing special focus on foreign, security-related perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the Eurasia section, three articles consider how countries in the region are adapting their military conscriptions to address the pandemic (“Alternate Medical Service…

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OE Watch MAY 2020, Vol 10, Iss 05

Included among OE Watch’s usual broad range of foreign perspectives of the operational environment, this issue richly highlights responses to theCOVID-19 pandemic from foreign sources, revealing a variety of impacts ranging from military considerations to diplomatic influence to conflicts. The Russian military, like many others, is grappling with balancing military readiness and soldier safety (“COVID-19…

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OE Watch APR 2020, Vol 10, Iss 04

As Russia gears up to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its “Great Patriotic War” in May, efforts to develop a state ideology based on “military patriotism” are apparent (“Great Patriotic Victory: Developing Military Patriotism in Russian Society and Military”). The April issue of OE Watch also continues to look at the Russian military’s improved combat…

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OE Watch MAR 2020, Vol 10, Iss 03

This issue of OE Watch looks at how Russia is investing heavily in and incorporating emerging technologies in deterrence, anti-access and area denial  (“The Role of the S-350 Vityaz in Russian Air Defense”) as well as direct/indirect fire (“The 3BM44 ‘Lekalo’ Fin-Stabilized Subcaliber Projectile”; “Russia’s Spetsnaz to Get New ‘Flying Tank’ Special Operations Helicopter”).  Meanwhile,…

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OE Watch FEB 2020, Vol 10, Iss 02

This issue of OE Watch opens with a look at some of what Russians are touting as their military accomplishments in 2019 (“Summing Up Russian Military Achievements in 2019” and “Some Changes in the Russian Armed Forces in 2019”).  Looking ahead, the Russian Armed Forces are modernizing their special purpose firearms (“Silenced Assault Rifle for…

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OE Watch JAN 2020, Vol 10, Iss 01

This issue of OE Watch continues to see Russian sources pointing to the General Staff and doctrine development, specifically at an upcoming decree that would give the General Staff a supervisory role among an expanded set of government institutions in coordinating national concepts and doctrine for the total security of the state (“Russia’s General Staff…

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