US Army War College

The West Should Not Wish Away the Russian Threat Yet Again

The time to institutionalize a muscular and ready front line force posture is now.
Dr. John R. Deni and Christopher Skaluba, 2022 in Defense One
The West’s initial response to Russia’s brutal, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has been remarkably unified and effective. The multifaceted effort to arm Ukraine while reinforcing NATO allies in Eastern Europe has helped to turn the war’s tide and prevent, for now at least, an expansion of the conflict beyond Ukrainian territory. However, Ukraine’s battlefield prowess coupled with newly revealed Russian military shortcomings …