Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Online and Live Event: Russian Force Structure for Large Scale Combat Operations

Friday, June 21, 2019 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The event will be webcast live from this page.

Russian preparations for the Conduct of Large-Scale Combat Operations are typically discussed in terms of how Russia has conducted combat operations in Crimea, Eastern Ukraine and Syria.  These discussions focus on information operations, the use of subterfuge through the ‘polite people’ or ‘little green men’, and particularly, the use of Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGs) as Russian military force projection.  What is seldom discussed is how Russia envisions the conduct of large-scale combat operations.  Dr. Lester Grau and Charles Bartles will present their understanding of Russia’s preparations for large-scale combat operations, how these preparations are substantially different from those in Soviet times, and how they view these preparations in terms of brigades/divisions, army groups/army corps, joint operational commands/fronts, and the Russian General Staff.

This event is made possible by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Lester W. Grau
Charles K. Bartles
Jeff Mankoff (moderator)
Michael Kofman (discussant)