Russian Military Honing Its Prowess as Modern Fighting Force in Syria

Russia’s deployment of a limited contingent to help the Syrian government in its war against Daesh has effectively killed two birds with one stone; the move shows Moscow’s commitment to supporting its allies, and simultaneously serves as a way for Russia’s military to demonstrate its prowess vis-à-vis the West, according to analyst Blake Franko.

According to geopolitical analyst Blake Franko, Moscow’s decision to intervene in the Syrian conflict has important side benefits.

In his recent analysis for The National Interest, Franko noted that “besides the obvious reasons –supporting an ally who secures regional interests and landing an embarrassing blow to the Obama administration’s Middle East policy,” the Syrian mission has, indirectly, given Russia’s military a much-needed boost in “continuing its march toward professionalization.”

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151210/1031526498/russia-military-syria-experience.html#ixzz3tvHb8aQP

Source: Russian Military Honing Its Prowess as Modern Fighting Force in Syria

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