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Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack {Ret.}

Zapad 2017: Should We Fear Russia’s Latest Military Dress Rehearsal?

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The Russian military is now a sharpened policy tool of choice for an emboldened but strategically defensive regime that relies on preemption. In mid-September, Russia will conduct Zapad “West” 2017, a major quadrennial military exercise that takes place near the borders of the Baltic States and Poland as well as inside independent Belarus and the […]