Red Army to Dead Army — How Did the Russians Get so Bad at War?
From the mighty Soviet bear that kept countless NATO generals up at night during the Cold War, to today’s demoralized, poorly equipped, hollow shell with nuclear weapons, how did western military planners get Russia so wrong?
I’ll admit it… I was shocked. I believed the hype. After more than a month of fighting in Ukraine, the complete lack of professionalism on display by the Russian army surprised me and no doubt surprised thousands of other American veterans and commentators.