September 8, 2011 at 11:04 am #362441
Second Chechen War was totally different. Russia sent professional soliders and used totally different tactics, smashing Chechen guerillas to point where they could not do anything more than harassment and hit-and-run attacks. Also, they wiped out Chechen leadership by assassinations and corruption. Also, by army vs army I had more in mind like WWII (Germany vs USSR for example).
Yes, the second one was better. But notice it took heavy casualties and international embarasment for Russia to think about some strategy
WW2 tactics are outdated now