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Russia and Eurasia, Book Review by James Wirtz of Russian nuclear orthodoxy: religion, politics, and strategy by Dmitry Adamsky

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Wirtz, James J.
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2019
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en_US
Abstract
Most militaries maintain cordial relations with the dominant church or churches of their realm, drawing on patriotic clerics to form a cadre of chaplains. For officers, chaplains help bolster morale, promote good order and discipline and foster attention to duty among the rank and file. For the common soldier, chaplains serve as a source of spiritual and psychological comfort, while sometimes playing the role of ombudsmen by curbing gratuitous mental or physical abuse. The services provided by these military clerics are so important that even when the newly formed Red Army liquated the tsar's chaplains, it was forced to replace them with...
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Book Review
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The article of record as published may be found at https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiz123
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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3 p.
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Wirtz, James J. "Russian nuclear orthodoxy: religion, politics, and strategy."International Affairs, Volume 95, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages 949–951
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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