Skip to comments.No, You’re Not Imagining It: Russia’s Army Is Inept
Posted on 02/28/2022 6:52:04 PM PST by Renfrew
Troops are trained in rote set pieces, with no time devoted to improvising if things don’t go as planned.
Military operations designed to take place sequentially—Step 1, then 2, then 3, etc.—fell apart, catastrophically. If Step 2 hit a big obstacle, the by-the-book soldiers moved on to Step 3 anyway. Therefore, large troop-transport planes tried to land, even though the airport hadn’t been completely secured and Ukrainian air defense systems hadn’t been destroyed. As a result, two Il-76 transport planes, each carrying 100 airborne troops, were shot down.
Tanks aren’t supposed to roll through hostile territory all alone. They need to be escorted by infantry troops alongside or by combat planes from above, to avoid getting ambushed. Yet, in this invasion, Russian tanks are rolling all on their own or providing protection for reconnaissance scouts, but getting no protection for themselves. So, as might be expected, lots of Russian tanks are getting ambushed.
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That’s nothing new, Russia’s armies have mostly been inept. They usually only at defense, and mostly because of winter. The Crimean War was between two inept armies.
Ours has the perfect “rear admiral.” No time for boasting.
And ours is any better?
What’s a useful analysis of the deep state’s child sex trafficking headquarters in the Ukraine?
I find no moral champion in this fight. When a new source takes sides it makes me wonder if it is just propaganda. So much fake news and fake blogs and fake posts where is one to go.
The great strength of Western troops in the Cold War was that we allowed our tactical commanders to be flexible, whereas that wasn't true in the Soviet Bloc model.
Does this 40-mile convoy have any air support or are they sitting ducks for drone or aircraft strikes?
Then Ukraine doesn’t need to be in NATO, everyone wins. Sheesh
Slate should spend more time explaining what happened with the Afghanistan debacle. I do not know about anyone else but the performance of the Biden Regime in Afghanistan was pitiful, shameful, and treasonous. Biden and the Perfumed Princesses of the Pentagon really let down our boys over there.
If your forces don't know what their mission is and why they are fighting - it doesn't make any difference if you have the best equipment and most advanced technologies.
While Russia is clearly in the wrong, I feel sorry for the poor hapless troops.
And your source for that is…?
If you look at WWII, the Russian way of fighting is throwing tons of men and equipment in the general direction of the enemy. They were still taking disproportionate losses in 1945, but they had so large an army they didn’t care.
Now they have very limited resources, and can’t fight a war of any significant length.
What’s your source for your question to me?
And ours is any better?Theirs is their army, ours is our military leaders.
“ Ours has the perfect “rear admiral.”
I thought he was the secretary of transportation
“Slate should spend more time explaining what happened with the Afghanistan debacle. I do not know about anyone else but the performance of the Biden Regime in Afghanistan was pitiful, shameful, and treasonous. Biden and the Perfumed Princesses of the Pentagon really let down our boys over there.”
Fred Kaplan: The End of the Afghanistan War Was Even Worse Than Anyone Realized
Is this like the other? DEBUNKED: Corporate Media’s Top Trending Ukraine Stories Turn Out To Be Complete Fakes.
“And your source for that is…?”
Reports on this well predate this war.
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