Russia’s war with Ukraine that began in early 2022 and the decimation of entire Ukrainian cities highlight the fragility of civil infra
The power of information operations is one of the biggest lessons the Army can learn from the war in Ukraine, two Army special operations leaders said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been a “powerful” figure as he’s put the spotlight on Russia’s attack on his people and his country and sought to motivate the other nations of the world to support the Ukrainians’ fight, said Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga, commander of Army Special Operations Command.
The Army is trying to learn from Russian fighting in Ukraine, according to the Army chief of staff.
“This conflict is not over. It is very, very serious,” said Gen. James McConville in an interview with Government Matters. The fighting has now gone on for more than 100 days with no end in sight.
The U.S. and its NATO allies must remain united as they work to sustain support to Ukraine, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said.
“We can’t take that unity for granted, but I think our NATO allies know what’s at stake,” Wormuth said May 31 during an event hosted by the Atlantic Council.
However, the alliance must find a balance between aiding the Ukrainians and not escalating the war.
Watching Russian military capabilities in use in Ukraine provides a level of confidence to the Army’s top general about the service’s ongoing transformation of capabilities.
“We feel we are going in the right direction,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said.
Looking at Russian arms and tactics has “reinforced confidence in where we are going with our research, development and future weapons systems,” he said.
Florida National Guard soldiers evacuated from Ukraine at the start of Russia’s invasion are now training Ukrainian troops on how to use American equipment.
The training is taking place in Germany, Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said.
On the Fourth of July, 1917, American troops of the 1st Infantry Division paraded through the streets of Paris.
The military strategies of America’s most dangerous rivals will be the focus of a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.
The event, part of the AUSA Noon Report series, will feature author Seth Jones, who will discuss his book Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran, and the Rise of Irregular Warfare.
It will take place at noon Eastern on March 30. The webinar is free, but registration is required here.