Ukraine spends under $30K to destroy multiple $2M Russian tanks

A new SOFREP article, which reminds me of US anti-tank innovations in the 1980s Toyota War, offers us some plain numbers to explain why Russian tanks are being so easily defeated. So, let’s do some basic math: If a Polaris Ranger costs $12,000 and the Stugna-P is at $20,000 (compared to the Javelin at $178,000 … Continue reading Ukraine spends under $30K to destroy multiple $2M Russian tanks

Russian Military “Utterly Failing” in Historic Defeat by Ukraine

Russia is contributing new material to a war history chapter on how to lose, according to some experts. “It’s stunning,” said military historian Frederick Kagan of the Institute for the Study of War, who says he knows of no parallel to a major military power like Russia invading a country at the time of its … Continue reading Russian Military “Utterly Failing” in Historic Defeat by Ukraine

Russia Losing War Because Unable to “Build Airplane in Flight”

Sage analysis can be found in a new Task and Purpose article, which generally (no pun intended) has had some of the best reporting anywhere about the Ukraine War. “While it is expected that Russian forces will regroup and restart their offensive, it is very important to remember that this is still the same Russian … Continue reading Russia Losing War Because Unable to “Build Airplane in Flight”

“Symbol of Russian Naval Power” Moskva Catches Fire and Sinks

I’ve written before here about the sorry state of the Russian Navy. Today we have yet another example in the sinking of a dirty 1970s “Slava-class” bathtub built in 1983. …a huge morale and propaganda boost for the Ukrainians not only because the Moskva is the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, but also because … Continue reading “Symbol of Russian Naval Power” Moskva Catches Fire and Sinks

Feb 2018: U.S. General Ordered Russian Forces “Annihilated”

File the 4 hour Battle of Khasham under the ancient topic of intelligence as critical to ground truth in a fog of war. “Not their people” was the official information received by the U.S. Army from a Russian government “deconfliction line“, even as Russian tanks advanced towards American troops. The Russian high command in Syria … Continue reading Feb 2018: U.S. General Ordered Russian Forces “Annihilated”