Yes try to read their reports, they show a lot if insight.The Special Monitoring Mission which documented the fighting between 2014 and 2022 shows the nature of that fighting.
Back in WW II blowing up civilians did about nothing to make anyone give up on any side until we got two entire cities with just two bombsEasy to remember when the thugs are trying to repeat it. Good news - the latest missile attacks did minimal damage, 70% were intercepted and destroyed, most cities had services restored within 24 hours. No military targets hit and resolve by Ukraine stiffened. Russia just blew thru several billions of $$ to hit some hospitals and kill and maim civilians.
What a difference a few years makes. In 2012 Ukraine was a lot more Russia-like and Russia was not nearly as far along to a full-on Nazi state. A lot more people on all sides probably thought things could be worked out somehow between close relatives.Yes try to read their reports, they show a lot if insight.
In 2019, trying to secure another ceasefire, Ukraine/Zelensky agreed to disengage its troops from some positions in Donbas. That was the article and video about.
Russia did the opposite: it did not comply with any agreements and moved more troops from Russia and Belarus to the Ukrainian border. And kept firing from Donbas with heavy weapons, and moved more material into the Donbas. And made work of OCSE very hard, restricting their access. While blaming Ukraine for shelling Donbas.
Zelensky tried, Russia did not play ball. The militias had not much to say other then protest. The fighting was not active or hot but stabilized on the fronts since 2018.
Here a very condensed timeline;
What a difference a few years makes. In 2012 Ukraine was a lot more Russia-like and Russia was not nearly as far along to a full-on Nazi state. A lot more people on all sides probably thought things could be worked out somehow between close relatives.
That day is long gone now!
Fukin a, and when switched on command structure folks are directing properly rigged out and switched on front line personnel using fresh actionable intelligence, you will want to be somewhere else if you are in their crosshairs.Mark F. Cancian, a former White House weapons strategist
im guessing that would be a complete F wit that got sacked for not knowing shit
and not having a clue as to what senior and switched on defence personnel are capable of
They must be nice and quiet too if they glide inThe Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) combines the GBU-39 SDB with the M26 rocket motor. The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supplytheaviationist.com
GLSDB is a weapon that combines a GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) with the M26 rocket motor, both of which are common in U.S. inventories. The SDB is a small 250-lb multipurpose, insensitive, penetrating bomb with a blast-fragmentation warhead for stationary targets. It is equipped with deployable wings for extended standoff range that open upon release allowing the GPS-guided bomb to glide for several miles before hitting the target with accuracy.
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The GLSDB has a 150 km range, about half the range of the MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, but enough to hit valuable Russian ground targets from distance.
According to Boeing’s proposal to the US European Command (EUCOM), which oversees the arms transfer to Ukraine, the main components of the GLSDB will come from the current US stockpile. “The M26 rocket motor is relatively abundant, and the GBU-39 costs about $40,000 each, making the completed GLSDB inexpensive and its main components readily available,” says Reuters’ Mike Stone. “Although arms manufacturers are struggling with demand, those factors make it possible to yield weapons by early 2023, albeit at a low rate of production.”