Friday, June 17, 2022

Quotes of the day 17th June 2022

"It is hard to command forces to act in support of a delusion."

"As the offensive in Ukraine completed its third month, many observers began to note that Russia had become stuck in an unwinnable war that it dared not lose."

"Analysts and military planners are certain to study the war in Ukraine for many years as an example of the limits to military power,"

"Putin’s war in Ukraine, then, is foremost a case study in a failure of supreme command."

(LAWRENCE FREEDMAN, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at King’s College London, extracts from an article on the4 Foreign Affairs website called "Why War Fails")

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