Svante Cornell, David Smith & Frederick Starr – The 6 August 2007 Bombing Incident in Georgia

On August 6, 2007, an unidentified aircraft dropped a large air-to-surface missile near a newly upgraded Georgian military radar station, in the vicinity of the South Ossetian conflict zone. The bomb failed to detonate.

This report consists of three major parts. The first section is a narrative chronology of the August 6 incident and the subsequent related developments. The second section constitutes an analysis of the implications of the event and the various reactions to it. The third and final section consists of a series of eleven appendices, consisting of Georgian, Russian and international documents relevant to the incident, including not least the two sets of expert reports from the site as well as the press release of the Russian investigation team.

Cornell, S. E., Smith, D. J., & Starr, S. F. (2007). The August 6 Bombing Incident in Georgia. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, Washington and Stockholm.

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