A. Calvo: Russia Places Marker as Major Military Power in Asia

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Vostok-2010 Russian military exercises, which concluded on July 8, should be seen in the context of the nation's efforts to reform its military to better meet its security challenges in Asia and elsewhere.

Their importance is attested to by their scope, much wider than that of the previous maneuvers two years ago.

Also, there is the fact they were commanded directly by Russia's Chief of the General Staff, Army-General Nikolai Makarov, and the presence of Russia's President, Dmitry Medv...

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