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Why the Russian Navy Is a More Capable Adversary Than It Appears

August 22, 2017 Topic: Security Region: Europe Tags: Russian NavyMoscowPutinRussiaKremlinSubmarine

Why the Russian Navy Is a More Capable Adversary Than It Appears

The oft-unacknowledged truth is that the Russian Navy is a lot more operational now than it has been in many years.

Michael Kofman is a senior research scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses. In addition to his work at the center, he is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Kennan Institute, and a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute, West Point. Kofman runs a blog on issues related to the Russian military.

Jeffrey Edmonds is a research scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses. Edmonds served for three years as director for Russia on the National Security Council and was the acting senior director for Russia during the presidential transition.

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