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The Danger of Russia's Largest Military Exercise

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese military leaders carefully observe military maneuvers during the Vostok 2018 exercises. [Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters]

By    |   Monday, 08 October 2018 05:26 PM

Russia’s Vostok-18, the largest military exercise of the 21st Century, conducted Sept. 11-17, passed little noted and less understood by Washington and press fixated on now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s adolescent sex life. A few hugely significant highlights:

Russia’s new nuclear doctrine -- similar to Khrushchev-era thinking, like Marshal Sokolovsky’s 1962 “Military Strategy” on steroids -- relies on nuclear firepower and relatively small armies that are highly mobile and survivable, and able to knife through Europe in a week or two. Russia’s new generation nuclear weapons for strategic EMP attack and tactical battlefield use make this possible.

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Russia's Vostok-18, the largest military exercise of the 21st Century, conducted Sept. 11-17, passed little noted and less understood by Washington and press fixated on Judge Kavanaugh's adolescent sex life. A few hugely significant highlights: Vostok-18 mobilized 300,000...
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