Frants Klintsevich, deputy head of the State Duma Defense Committee, called the handbook “useless.”

“They are unable to fight the Russians in military and technical terms or in moral and psychological training,” Klintsevich said over the week

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The U.S. Army handbook attempts to identify blindspots within its training priorities, highlighting the need to “outthink our opponent and capitalize on his weaknesses.”

The Asymmetric Warfare Group, a U.S. Army unit tasked with advisory support, drafted the handbook in December 2016 and the Public Intelligence research project published its unclassified version on Sept 18.