RUSSIANS INSERTING SYRIAN FIGHTERS? - 07 Mar
Several reports have surfaced from American and European intelligence sources that the Russian Federation has recruited, and may have already inserted in the Urkaine battlespace, Syrian fighters believed to have gained experience in close-quarter urban combat during the Syrian civil war. If true, this would be a startling revelation about the Russian army’s own fears about their deficiencies in handling urban combat. Either that, or the Russians are seeking to reduce their anticipated personnel losses in the face of Ukrainian resistance by sending in Syrian proxy combatants. The already stalled efforts by the Russian ground and air forces to accomplish key military objectives raises serious questions about the true capabilities of the Russian military. For years much of the Cold War in Europe was premised on the prospect of a massive Soviet invasion of Europe. Was this threat a mirage then, as it appears to be to now?