Whilst we might be witnessing the last aftershocks of the Cold War, much is being written about the performance of the Russian military in the Ukraine. It could be that Russia has made the mistake of refighting their last war without recognising the changes to the situation. These three articles from the Chechnya campaign may offer some explanation of what is likely to be going on around Ukraine’s major cities.
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- Grau, Lester. “Changing Russian urban tactics: the aftermath of the battle for Grozny.” INSS Strategic Forum. Vol. 38. 1995.
Grau, Lester W. “Russian manufactured armored vehicle vulnerability in urban combat: The Chechnya experience.” Red Thrust Star 16 (1997).
Grau, Lester W., and Timothy L. Thomas. “‘Soft Log and Concrete Canyons: Russian Urban Combat Logistics in Grozny.” Marine Corps Gazette 83 (1999): 67-75.