October 2, 2015
By Michael Purcell
While it is hard enough to get past the most obvious and fundamental challenge to US-Russian military cooperation in Syria—the failure of the two sides to agree on a desired end goal—there are also a handful of serious practical obstacles to potential effective military cooperation. The current focus on “deconfliction,” the restriction or adjustment in time and/or space of the flightpath of aircraft and weapon systems to avoid an accidental collision between friendly forces, is indicative of the poor state of affairs. In military operations, deconfliction is the lowest common denominator of cooperation.
In modern military doctrine, …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests