Russian Military Reform and Defense Policy

10.03.11 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Recent moves by Russia to reform its military were assessed by the Congressional Research Service in a new report (pdf).

“This report… provides basic information about the [Russian] military’s leadership and structure, the arms industry and efforts to modernize weaponry (including through foreign arms technology transfers), power projection efforts, and the military budget.”

The CRS report on “Russian Military Reform and Defense Policy” is dated August 24, 2011, though it was actually published September 20.

Under congressional secrecy policy, CRS is not permitted to make its reports directly available to the public.