Russian air power is too brittle for brinksmanship

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Baev, Pavel K. (2015) Russian air power is too brittle for brinksmanship. PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo: 398. Washington DC: George Washington University.

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The Russian Air Force is caught in a trap much worse than the usual gap between tasks and capabilities. The urge to perform more demanding flight missions is growing fast, but funding is shrinking and the material base is deteriorating.

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