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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of September 29, 2017 No. 554

About approval of the Military doctrine of the Republic of Kazakhstan

According to the subitem 2) Item 2 of article 5 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of January 7, 2005 "About defense and Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan" POSTANOVLYAYU:

1. Approve the enclosed Military doctrine of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. Declare invalid the Presidential decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan of October 11, 2011 No. 161 "About approval of the Military doctrine of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (SAPP of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2011, No. 56, the Art. 791).

3. This Decree becomes effective from the date of signing.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

N. Nazarbayev

Approved by the Presidential decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan of September 29, 2017 No. 554

Military doctrine of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Astana, 2017

1. Introduction

1. The military doctrine of the Republic of Kazakhstan (further - the Military doctrine) represents system officially of the views of ensuring military safety and defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan accepted in the state.

In the Military doctrine taking into account possible military threats to the Republic of Kazakhstan the main directions of the state activities in the military-political, strategic and military-economic sphere, are determined by mobilization preparation of the state, and also the main measures for development of military organization of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. The military doctrine has defensive character and reflects commitment of the Republic of Kazakhstan to priority use for protection of national interests of diplomatic, political, legal, economic and other not military means.

Use of military force by the Republic of Kazakhstan is provided in case of exhaustion of opportunities by not military means to ensure military safety of the state.

3. The normative and legal basis of the Military doctrine is constituted by the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, presidential decrees of the Republic of Kazakhstan, other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the international agreements ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan.

4. Development of the Military doctrine is caused by need of determination of the main activities of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the sphere of ensuring military safety and defense of the state taking into account influence of modern conditions and factors.

Provisions of the Military doctrine are based on results of estimates and forecasts of development of military-political situation in the world, changes of nature of the military conflicts and contents of armed struggle.

5. In the Military doctrine the following basic concepts are used:

1) the fighting potential of troops (forces) - the generalized quantitative index characterizing absolute or relative fighting opportunities of troops (forces) for accomplishment of tasks on purpose;

2) military organization of the state - set of armed forces, other troops and military forming, state bodies and organizations, defense industry complex which joint activities are aimed at providing military safety and defense of the state;

3) military force - capability of the states, the people, social groups directly or indirectly to influence the resisting party military, and also not military means and to conduct armed struggle;

4) the military capacity of the state - the maximum opportunities of the state which can be mobilized and used for forming and building-up of its military power, construction and content of military organization, conducting armed struggle;

5) military power - part of military potential which can be realized to certain timepoint for ensuring military safety and defense of the state;

6) the military conflict - form of resolution of conflicts between the states, the people, social groups using the military force with which in the state martial law is imposed (on part or all territory);

7) the military conflict of low intensity - the military conflict, for which permission of rather fighting potential of troops (forces) containing in permanent readiness in the state;

8) the military conflict of average intensity - the military conflict, for which permission of rather located military capacity of the state;

9) the military conflict of high intensity - the military conflict which permission requires strengthening of military capacity of the state at the expense of opportunities of the organizations of collective security in which it consists;

10) armed conflict - form of resolution of conflicts between the states, the people, social groups of limited scale using the military force with which martial law in the state is not imposed;

11) internal armed conflict - armed conflict between the resisting parties within the territory of one state under which the legal regime of emergency situation of social nature or emergency state is introduced;

12) border armed conflict - armed conflict between the resisting parties in boundary space of the state;

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