The recent submarine disaster that killed more than 100 Russian sailors is just the latest sign of a deteriorating military infrastructure in post-Cold War Russia. A panel talks about Russia’s ability to maintain its defense capability — where the money and manpower are coming from, Russia’s top security priorities, and the implications for Russia’s nuclear program.


  • Pavel Felgenhauer independent defense analyst
  • Bruce Blair director of the Center for Defense Information
  • Lt. Gen. William Odom (Ret.) U.S. Army-Ret., former director of the National Security Agency and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

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