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Date: 2024-03-03 Page is: DBtxt001.php txt00023947
THE UKRAINE WAR
THE RUSSIAN / PUTIN MISCALCULATION

William Spaniel: Why Russia Miscalculated in Ukraine: A Self-Inflicted Disaster in Three Acts


Original article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YkGrKQXZxE
Peter Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess
Why Russia Miscalculated in Ukraine: A Self-Inflicted Disaster in Three Acts William Spaniel 335K subscribers ... 646,079 views ... 26K likes Jan 24, 2023
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. (These are affiliate links, meaning I earn a commission when you make a transaction through them. This means that even if you read for free, you are still supporting the channel.) Why did Russia miscalculate so badly in its invasion of Ukraine? The answer is more than two decades in the making. Putin's Persistent and intentional decay of Russia's institutions made it impossible for Russia's intelligence community and military to provide quality information to him. Facing the uncertainty---and wagering that it would take a true disaster for it have a deep effect on him personally---Putin pulled the trigger.
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 2:01 Putin's Rise to Power
  • 4:54 The FSB Sets the Stage
  • 6:11 How Would the West Respond?
  • 10:20 How Resolved Was Ukraine?
  • 13:59 The Military's Optimism
  • 19:35 Pravda (The Truth)
  • 25:27 Putin Pulls the Trigger
  • 26:32 Russian Success Was Plausible
  • 26:55 Bad Luck
  • 29:05 Lack of Blowback
  • 30:43 The COVID Pandemic
  • 31:24 Putin's Illness
  • 35:19 Easter Eggs
The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. Media licensed under CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... From President.gov.ua:
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  • From Government of Ukraine:
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  • From Duma.gov.ru: http://duma.gov.ru/multimedia/photo/7...
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  • Media licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
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  • Media licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
  • From US Secretary of Defense: https://www.flickr.com/photos/secdef/...
  • From Minister-President Rutte: https://www.flickr.com/photos/5113519...
  • From European People's Party: https://www.flickr.com/photos/4519883...
  • Media licensed under GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Co...
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