The conflict in Ukraine has only been waged for seven months and the situation is still in flux. As as the largest high-intensity conflict in Europe in more than three-quarters of a century, the war in Ukraine is providing an enormous amount of useful data on operating concepts, force design, tactics, weapons systems, training, communications, and intelligence. Already the war has provided a number of surprises for political and military observers, few if any of whom predicted the current situation when Russia invaded in February. Despite expectations to the contrary, Ukraine has proven to be a ground war, one dominated by infantry, armor, and artillery. Thus, it is reasonable to ask about lessons the war in Ukraine may hold for the U.S. Army. There are at least four basic lessons for the U.S. Army that already are emerging from the Russia-Ukraine war. I have written more on this subject here.
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