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Russia Moves to Reduce “Bloat” In Military, Especially Hierarchy

October 14, 2008

Moscow is moving to reduce what it calls “bloat” in its military forces, especially among the Generals and Admirals of the hierarchy.

A man looks at a newly installed Topol RS-12M mobile missile ... 
A man looks at a newly installed Topol RS-12M mobile missile on display at the Artillery Museum in St Petersburg October 14, 2008. Russia’s defence minister announced on Tuesday he is to slash the number of generals and officers in a drive to streamline the bloated armed forces, local news agencies reported. Russia has increased military spending as part of an effort to re-establish itself as a global power, but the new cash has not delivered radical improvements — a failure analysts put down to corruption and inefficiency.REUTERS/ Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA)
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