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(6,995 posts)
Tue Feb 22, 2022, 04:31 AM Feb 2022

This is an article

from CSIS (Center For Strategic and International Studies):


This is for those that don't mind a long read, but a good one. It summarizes what's going on in Ukraine, and contains really good satellite images with labels showing various placements for Russian military equipment.

In particular, I thought some readers might like the extensive analysis of Russia's invasion options for several scenarios from taking the Donbas to taking all of Ukraine. It isn't a happy read, but if you have the patience to read it, it is very educational. Some people here read with lightening speed. It's not a technically hard read, pretty casual, just long. It's from January 2022, so it is up to date.

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This is an article (Original Post) EndlessWire Feb 2022 OP
Thank you. herding cats Feb 2022 #1
You are welcome. n/t EndlessWire Feb 2022 #2
Maybe add "Russia" NJCher Feb 2022 #3
Or Ukraine? ShazzieB Feb 2022 #4
It seems like, for Putin, time is of the essence. Buns_of_Fire Feb 2022 #5
The CSIS is a good source Sherman A1 Feb 2022 #6
Thank you Joinfortmill Feb 2022 #7
5907 words Gilbert Moore Feb 2022 #8
Interesting. I see a missing facet quakerboy Feb 2022 #9
Thank you! Scrivener7 Feb 2022 #10


(17,444 posts)
5. It seems like, for Putin, time is of the essence.
Tue Feb 22, 2022, 06:30 AM
Feb 2022

Do it while everything's still frozen and before the Rasputitsa (spring thaw) kicks in and turns the steppes to mud.

From a non-military mind such as mine, thank you for the link.

Gilbert Moore

(218 posts)
8. 5907 words
Tue Feb 22, 2022, 07:31 AM
Feb 2022

but who's counting?

Thanks !

Love long reads as I'll bet many here do. A tweet is good once in a while, but...


(14,001 posts)
9. Interesting. I see a missing facet
Tue Feb 22, 2022, 07:43 AM
Feb 2022

cyber war. Does that go hot, and are western powers more willing to engage there given its a bit harder to "prove", and how much of an effect does that have on each side.

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