Bound to Lose – Ukraine’s 2023 Counteroffensive

Bound to Lose – Ukraine’s 2023 Counteroffensive

By John J. Mearsheimer – Substack, Sept 2023

[Matthias Chang’s comments: This article by Prof John Mearsheimer (not a general / militaryman) put to shame the generals, currently serving or retired in the US, UK, NATO and their vassal states, their understanding of basic military strategic and tactics. If there is an article that summarises the years of research on military affairs, this is THE article, for it explains how wars were and ought to be fought and more importantly how to win the war, regardless whether it is a “fair fight” or an “unfair fight”.  The principles explained, can apply to “political warfare” and the political wars in Malaysia are a microcosm of the larger picture where big powers and big armies will fight to the last man standing. ]   

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It is now clear that Ukraine’s eagerly anticipated counteroffensive has been a colossal failure.[1] After three months, the Ukrainian army has made little progress pushing back the Russians. Indeed, it has yet to get beyond the so-called “grey zone,” the heavily contested strip of land that lies in front of the first main line of Russian defenses.

The New York Times reports that “In the first two weeks of the counteroffensive, as much as 20 per cent of the weaponry Ukraine sent to the battlefield was damaged or destroyed, according to U.S. and European officials. The toll included some of the formidable Western fighting machines — tanks and armored personnel carriers — that the Ukrainians were counting on to beat back the Russians.”[2] According to virtually all accounts of the fighting, Ukrainian troops have suffered enormous casualties.[3] All nine of the vaunted brigades that NATO armed and trained for the counteroffensive have been badly chewed up on the battlefield.

The Ukrainian counteroffensive was doomed to fail from the start. A look at the line-up of forces on both sides and what the Ukrainian army was trying to do, coupled with an understanding of the history of conventional land war, make it clear that there was virtually no chance the attacking Ukrainian forces could defeat Russia’s defending forces and achieve their political goals.

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MUST WATCH THE VIDEO, WHY IN 2015, John J. Mearsheimer  had already advised that Ukraine will lose and the idiotic reasons for the war unleashed by the USA. He said  “The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path and the end result is that Ukraine is going to get wrecked.”  The video below is a short clip of the hour long video.

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