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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 9:07 p.m. PST


"The ongoing conflict in Chechnya has enabled Russia's armed forces to become expert in insurgency tactics. Russian lessons learned include foreseeng and predicting chechen use of deception and ambush operations as well as improvised explosive devices. Russia's armed forces also had to learn Chechen movement and command and control procedures. These lessons learned are important and should be studied by US forces since Iraqi insurgent tactics bear a striking resemblance to many of these procedures.

On 11 December 2004 Russian newspapers recognized the tenth anniversary of the start of the war in the Russian Republic of Chechnya. The so-called "first war" lasted from December 1994 to September 1996. The "second war" started in 1999 and is still ongoing. In these wars the Chechen Republic has sought its independence from Russia, a geostrategic undertaking that Russia feels it cannot tolerate if it is to maintain peace and stability in the North Caucasus region. Russia is afraid that a Vietnam era concept, the domino effect, will ensue if Chechnya becomes independent. That is, Chechnya's independence would set off a chain reaction of independence-seeking republics in the region sympathetic to the Chechens' cause…"
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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 10:39 p.m. PST

This is really plus ša change. The Tsars started worrying about this right after they conquered the Turkic states.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2020 3:35 p.m. PST



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