The Caspian Sea Initiative
The type of warfare is akin to Patton's way of viewing battle, which only viewed air power as a liability to friendlies on the ground. This was proven accurate as recently as Iraq.
But, in the Caspian Sea initiative, the fight is slow, progressive, and doesn't interfere with the very sparse civilian population.
However, it remains a slowly dynamic front, bolstered by troop and personnel resupply overland, from Afghanistan.
If the US chose a less naval, less loud effort, the effects would be successful.
However, once the war spread to Russia, only the Caspian Sea initiative could possibly work, as the GAAN's naval presence in the Caspian Sea, would not be of any use except trying to pinpoint bomb the US presence slowly developing a spearhead behind the mountains, lost in all that terrain.
|This is what that area looks like....|