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Wouldn't be a proper war without spies and such.
Absolutely. I have no doubt when all this is said and done, the behind the scenes, clandestine missions will be what made the difference, as has been the case in many previous conflicts.
 

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Oh, this is rich...."According to Gerasimov, the General Staff, in cooperation with subjects of the Russian Federation, recruited 300,000 citizens to the army during the partial mobilisation."
 

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Oh, this is rich...."According to Gerasimov, the General Staff, in cooperation with subjects of the Russian Federation, recruited 300,000 citizens to the army during the partial mobilisation."
In what world is 300,000 citizens considered a partial mobilization?
 

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Guess we'll see.

I don't have a problem with doing this, but we'd need to send plenty of logistical support to make sure the tanks can run and be maintained sufficiently to keep up with the forces in the theater of war.
 

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In what world is 300,000 citizens considered a partial mobilization?
With half, or less than half, of the population they have now, Russia mobilized approximately 35 million people for WWII.

They mobilized about 15 million for WWI. They didn't have anywhere near enough rifles for that many so they handed rifles from dead men to live men in the trenches.

That is why I think Ukraine better stop at the border when they get the Russians kicked out of their country. If they try to invade Russia for vengeance they will lose.
 

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With half, or less than half, of the population they have now, Russia mobilized approximately 35 million people for WWII.

They mobilized about 15 million for WWI. They didn't have anywhere near enough rifles for that many so they handed rifles from dead men to live men in the trenches.
Yeah, I guess I'm thinking in terms of modern day warfare where standing armies have a much smaller footprint than back then.
 

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Good article on Wagner tactics. There's a little more to it than just a group of soldiers (convicts) rushing the UAF in an open field.

 

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Yeah, I guess I'm thinking in terms of modern day warfare where standing armies have a much smaller footprint than back then.
I don't regard Russia as being a modern kind of place. I watch a lot of their TV shows on YouTube and they tend to be like 1940's to 1950's in the style of what we had on TV in the US when I was a very young child.
 

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