Russian Military Reform - Newsnight

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Voltiguer, Mar 27, 2009.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/7947082.stm

    If you click on the two tabs (rethink and reform) you can see the two ~15min videos. Well worth a watch.

    Interesting to see how blase the officers were about invading Georgia last summer, they saw it as 'no biggie'

    I would've thought this recent economic crisis would've helped get Contract soldiers in, seeing as its a secure job. But apparently the crisis is threatening all that - although there will be more people considering service, its far cheaper for the state to conscript them all!

    Regards
    V