Russia's Defense Shuffle May Tarnish Its Military

Dec 12, 2012
Originally published on December 12, 2012 6:32 am

The Russian military is plagued by problems: A top heavy senior officer corps and a defense industry that churns out obsolete equipment, to name just two. Analysts in Russia say the U.S. should be worried about a weaker Russia, which may be becoming a front line in the battle against Islamist extremism.