Dr. Phillip Karber on the Russian Way of War

Modern War Institute

Speaking to staff and cadets at the United States’ West Point Academy, Dr. Phillip Karber describes what he has learned about the Russian way of war from thirty trips he has made to Ukraine, including six months on the front lines of the war in the country's east. This lecture highlights how a reimagined Russian military is conducting technologically advanced joint-land combat against a ‘near peer’ military – the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Russia is employing a number of capabilities that the ADF does not possess and is largely unable to counter.