JRL NEWSWATCH: “The Secret of Ukraine’s Military Success: Years of NATO Training” – WSJ

NATO Meeting file photo

“Soldiers, plus military brass and overseers in parliament, have been transformed from a rigid Soviet-style force into a modern army that thinks on the move.”

“… [There has been] a little-publicized effort by [NATO] countries … that transformed Ukraine’s military up and down the ranks, from foot soldiers to the defense ministry to overseers in parliament. It is one big reason why Ukraine’s nimble fighting force has surprised the world by fending off a much larger and better-equipped invading army, say Ukrainians and their Western advisers. Through classes, drills and exercises involving at least 10,000 troops annually for more than eight years, NATO and its members helped the embattled country shift from rigid Soviet-style command structures to Western standards where soldiers are taught to think on the move. …”

The NATO training also has provided NATO allies with intelligence and insights drawn from Ukraine’s experience of going up against the Russian military.

Click here for: “The Secret of Ukraine’s Military Success: Years of NATO Training; Soldiers, plus military brass and overseers in parliament, have been transformed from a rigid Soviet-style force into a modern army that thinks on the move” – Wall Street Journal/ Daniel Michaels, Max Colchester, Oksana Grytsenko


 

One comment

  • michaeldroy

    “from a rigid Soviet-style force into a modern army that thinks on the move.”

    Yeah – shame they have been stuck in the same place since Day 1. If they could move they’d be terrific – instead they are just terrified.