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Five Reasons Why Russian Forces Are Struggling in Ukraine

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Six days into a multi-pronged attack on Ukraine, Russian forces have failed to claim any major cities and have reportedly suffered heavy casualties. Moscow has been diplomatically isolated while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wages a fierce, popular resistance. So what happened? Experts across the national security space point to five reasons the invasion isn't going as well as the Kremlin apparently expected:

1. Putin told basically no one—not even his generals—his true intentions.
2. This is not the fight they planned for.
3. They got over-confident.
4. They have held back their airpower.
5. Europe’s surprising response.

Each number above has a corresponding commentary in the Defense One article.

 

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excellent quick read
 
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