Confronting the anti-access/area denial and precision strike challenge in the Baltic region

Lanoszka, A. & Hunzeker, M. A. (2016). Confronting the anti-access/area denial and precision strike challenge in the Baltic region. RUSI Journal, 161(5), pp. 12-18. doi: 10.1080/03071847.2016.1253367

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Abstract

The Baltic States are once again worried that their security is under threat. The US and NATO have responded with air patrols, joint exercises, and battalion-sized groundforce deployments. As important as these efforts have been, they do not fully address Russia’s anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) and precision strike capabilities, both of which undermine NATO’s stratagem for deterring aggression in the first place. Alexander Lanoszka and Michael A Hunzeker assess the current military imbalance and describe two conflict scenarios to show how A2/AD and precision weapons threaten extended deterrence. They conclude with a discussion of the policy implications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in RUSI Journal on 5 Dec 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03071847.2016.1253367
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of International Politics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/16233

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