Let’s consider the differences in Grand Strategy that play into tactical prowess
In the Western corporate media, you often hear of Russian casualties and destruction and how many economic benefits Russians are deprived of as a result of the military operation in Ukraine. They speak of Russian “isolation” and how much that isolation supposedly costs Russia and her people, even to the point of predicting that the Russian government would topple under the weight of sanctions. You hear about how much Russia has lost in this period of history, as Western leaders, from President Biden to Ursula von der Leyen, attempt to portray the policies of the West as imposing supreme costs upon the Russian state. Yet do we consider the opposite? Do we consider how Russia is benefitting militarily from the conflict? Do we consider how much the Russian economy is growing in importance while ours wavers from self-imposed wounds? Dare we say, even, that Russia could even win an expanded conflict with the Western alliance? Let’s consider how differences in grand strategy yield surprising results.