[Swiftwater Gazette] Russia is using the Ukraine battlefield to rehearse for war with the West

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Wed Aug 10 18:22:51 EDT 2016


Fearsgrow Russia is using the Ukraine battlefield torehearse for war with the West 
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/fears-grow-russia-using-ukraine-8600944
ByStephen Jones
Theformer Soviet empire may be testing tools forwarfare in the field as it adopts a confrontational foreignpolicy stance - representing something ofa "return to form"
Fearsare growing Russia is using the Ukraine battlefieldto rehearse for war with the West.
VladimirPutin is thought to be testing tools forwarfare in the field as he adopts a confrontational foreignpolicy stance - representing something ofa "return to form" reminiscent of the Cold Wardays.
Aleaked British Army document reveals that Russianforces are improving their ability to combinetheir mighty tanks, artillery and other heavyweaponry with sophisticated electronic warfare.
Specificallythey are honing their skills to jam enemyradio signals and render equipment like dronesunusable.
Thereare genuine concerns Russia's mastery oftactics - including jamming and hacking - is areal game changer, threatening Nato aircraft, GPS-guidedweapons and the ability of soldiers onthe ground.
Thesecret document concludes one of Russia's goalsin Ukraine is to practise "new methods of warfareas well as testing modern and prohibited weapons".
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