First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Committee on Defense and Security Frants Klintsevich considers the US military’s training manual to be useless in the case of an armed conflict between Russia and the United States, RIA Novosti news agency reports.
"No kind of manual will help them if they go crazy and start some kind of confrontation with Russia. Neither in military-technical terms, nor in moral-psychological training, are they capable of fighting the Russians," Klintsevich said while commenting on the US military’s Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook.
He also called the analysis of the weaknesses of the Russian army in the methodology “subjective”. According to Klintsevich, the United States also has to take into account the "moral and psychological qualities" of the Russian military in battle.
"In issuing such manuals, the Americans surprisingly do not take into account either Russian realities or our mentality. The shortcomings they talk about can be attributed in one way or another to any army, because they are connected with subjective things of a sort. But each time, they do not take into account the moral and psychological qualities of our soldiers in terms of fighting, mutual support and absolutely proper motivation," he believes.
Earlier it was reported that the US Army issued the Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook, which is intended to increase the awareness of the US military regarding Russia's tactics in hybrid war.
The manual describes Russia’s strategy aimed toward changing governments. It presents the operations that were carried out to capture the Crimea as an example, in which Special Forces took part, as well as the Donbas operation, which included the participation of heavily armed regular units supporting local groups.