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Why is the Russian army struggling in Ukraine despite being a superior force on paper? According to former Wilson Center analyst Kamil Galeev, it’s because President Vladimir Putin’s regime has weakened the military over time. A look at his analysis also suggests striking parallels to the domestic discussion about America’s own so-called Deep State. Surprising Weakness (Photo by Simona Granati - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Almost all military experts predicted that Russia would win over Ukraine in days. However, after three weeks of warfare, Russia’s forces are not making as much headway as expected, and Ukraine has dealt its larger neighbor heavy blows.
Galeev explains that the Russian military strength has been successfully inflated by propaganda. The facts on the ground bear witness to a different situation. Putin’s Deep State – consisting of oligarchs, the former KGB (FSB...
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