Skip to comments.The real snap in Putin's military inspection
Posted on 07/24/2013 9:28:12 PM PDT by TexGrill
On July 12, during a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Army-General Sergei Shoigu, Russia's commander-in-chief ordered a "surprise inspection" of combat forces in the country's Far East. In the early hours of July 13, according to the defense ministry website, a "snap military exercise" commenced, described as the largest military exercise in post-Soviet history.
The scale of the exercise, the units involved, proximity to China and Japan, media coverage, and numerous other features marked
out this exercise as unique, though there are grounds to question its status as a "snap inspection."
In February 2013, Putin ordered the first of these "snap inspections" in order to regularly test combat readiness within individual Military Districts (MDs). And since then, such inspections have involved around 7,000- 9,000 troops. The concept is to prepare an unannounced inspection of military units, with orders from the General Staff provided to brigade headquarters without advanced warning. The pattern to date has been to bring units involved in such inspections to a level of combat readiness, have them respond to an alert, and then move to a designated assembly point. The latest exercise staged in East MD with supporting units deployed from Central MD differed in both scale and the actual reported use of exercise scenarios.
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No chink in his armor.......so to speak.