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Russia’s Naval Strategy In the Mediterranean

Russia’s Naval Strategy In the Mediterranean
The Russian Aircraft Carrier Adm. Kuznetsov became the meeting place for the First Deputy Commander of the Russian Navy and the Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet as it steamed in the Mediterranean Sea

Russia’s strategy in the Mediterranean is focused on three key goals: taking advantage of the Mediterranean’s geographical position to improve Russia’s security, using Russia’s position in the Mediterranean to increase Russia’s status as an alternative world power to the United States, and providing support for the Syrian regime. The strategy has three key elements. The first element is the positioning of a credible military force in the Mediterranean. A permanent force in the region is important for several Russian objectives, including protecting Russian approaches and reducing Russia’s vulnerability to surprise.

This force also affords Russia more flexibility and capability in countering Western activities in the Mediterranean, grants Russia more-ready access to the world’s oceans, reduces the time needed to shuttle forces and platforms to the region in case of a conflict, and gives Russia a constant presence for spreading influence in the surrounding countries…

To read more visit Russian Military Reform.

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