Wednesday, March 2, 2022

What happened to Russia's Air Force? U.S. officials, experts stumped
Before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence had predicted a blistering assault by Moscow that would quickly mobilize the vast Russian air power that its military assembled in order to dominate Ukraine's skies.

But the first six days have confounded those expectations and instead seen Moscow act far more delicately with its air power, so much so that U.S. officials can't exactly explain what's driving Russia's apparent risk-averse behavior.

"They're not necessarily willing to take high risks with their own aircraft and their own pilots," a senior U.S. defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Vastly outmatched by Russia's military, in terms of raw numbers and firepower, Ukraine's own air force is still flying and its air defenses are still deemed to be viable - a fact that is baffling military experts.

After the opening salvos of the war on Feb. 24, analysts expected the Russian military to try to immediately destroy Ukraine's air force and air defenses. That would have been "the logical and widely anticipated next step, as seen in almost every...Read more here.

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Well, Joe Biden’s State of the Union was marked with some oddities, to say the least. Some of the greetings he offered to members of Congress were just weird; he headbutted them. We’ll get into the other bizarre antics that occurred later today, but Joe did what he does best. Trip over his own tongue. There were little trip-ups like not being able to pronounce “ruble” when discussing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It’s an entirely different matter when he forgets the geographical location. 

The first part of the speech did offer support for Ukraine. It expounded on how Biden was this master architect in getting the West to respond to this invasion. I’m doubtful of these foreign policy moves since Biden presided over a shambolic exit from Afghanistan. The man has been wrong on every major foreign policy move for the past 40 years. He later said that while the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv was surrounded by Russian forces, Vladimir Putin could never gain the hearts and souls of the…“Iranian people.” See tweets and video here.

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