Russian Army Takes On-the-Job Training to a New Level

The ass-kicking Ukraine is giving Russia becomes the best strategy for training the troops

B Kean

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Russia has finally reached a critical point. It has dramatically slowed the rate at which it is firing missiles and appears to be stockpiling for a winter offensive. There is also speculation that Russia has begun “ training” its troops.

A report published by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday claimed that Russian government officials had contacted allies to ask for the return of some military equipment and weapons that it had previously exported, possibly indicating that supplies for the Ukraine war are dwindling (Russia Switching War Strategy).

It has taken the enemy a while to catch on to the tactics of a modern army, but some suspect that the lull in air raids could signal a change in strategy. Across the lines from Russia’s conscripted army is one that is probably even less experienced than the Russians were in terms of military doctrine, and nonetheless, the Ukrainians have month-by-month acquired a deadly efficiency that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded Russians.

Russia’s failure to prepare its troops, however, has not been due to a lack of effort. After conscripting hundreds of thousands of…

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B Kean

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