2014 Ilovaisk Siege Provides Lessons on Future Warfare

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2014 Ilovaisk Siege Provides Lessons on Future Warfare

A new Landpower Essay published by the Association of the U.S. Army looks at the changing landscape of future warfare. 

Maj. Amos Fox, an armor officer who frequently writes for AUSA, uses the siege of a 16,000-population Ukrainian town to show how proxy wars and manufactured insurgencies have changed modern warfare. The 2014 battle pitted Ukrainian military and paramilitary forces against pro-Russian insurgents, leading to the Ukrainian forces being encircled by the insurgents for several days and facing heavy casualties from artillery barrages. 

ILW Paper: Russia Could Defeat U.S. Army

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ILW Paper: Russia Could Defeat U.S. Army

Russia could “physically defeat and logistically exhaust” the U.S. Army in a European war, concludes a new Institute of Land Warfare paper that examines the Battles of the Donetsk Airport in the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War.

Ukrainian Defense Industry Shares Combat Lessons

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Ukrainian Defense Industry Shares Combat Lessons

A contingent of Ukrainian representatives used the venue of this week’s Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition to share lessons learned from what they described as “hybrid warfare experiences” with Russia.

Through an interpreter, Roman Romanov, director general of state concern UkrOboronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry) welcomed the briefing audience, noting that 2017 marked the organization’s first participation in the AUSA exhibition and characterizing Ukraine as “a reliable partner” with industry.