Russia's 'garbage' army is down, but not out
Ukraine is on the attack. So naturally, they want guided missiles.
THE RUSSIAN MILITARY HAS PROVEN its land army is “garbage” yet again, a senior U.S. military officer assigned to NATO recently told me. I had asked for his perspective on a Ukrainian military counteroffensive that had retaken thousands of square miles from the Russians and destroyed or captured hundreds of tanks.
The stunning “rout” of Russian forces in Kharkiv was so undeniable that the Kremlin even acknowledged the defeat—a first in a war that many analysts assumed would persist as a World War I-style match, with both sides hurling rockets and artillery from fixed lines for the foreseeable future. That grinding war of attrition ended after the Ukrainians launched an impressive attack in the northeast that liberated many of their countrymen and showed the world they could win.
“I felt joy for the Ukrainian people for the first time in months,” said the senior NATO officer.
Ukraine’s recent battlefield gains were astonishing and provided a massive morale boost. Kyiv captured more terr…
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