Medvedev Pushes Ahead with Russian Rearmament

by Benjamin Domenech on 11:09 am March 18, 2009

MOSCOW, March 17 — President Dmitry Medvedev vowed Tuesday to press ahead with an ambitious overhaul of Russia’s armed forces despite the nation’s economic problems and vocal opposition from within the military. Medvedev promised weapons upgrades but also endorsed organizational changes that will cut the officer corps by more than half, or as many as 200,000 positions.

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