NATO and Putin’s Bad Assumptions

Gen. Philip Breedlove

Posted February 28, 2022

External Article: The Cipher Brief

Gen. Philip Breedlove, distinguished professor of the practice in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was interviewed for the piece, 'NATO and Putin’s Bad Assumptions', posted February 28, 2022 on The Cipher Brief.

An excerpt:

General Breedlove:  It’s an interesting time to be watching this and ‘watching’ is a word that bothers me. Ukraine is fighting for freedom, and the west is ‘watching’. Russia has encountered much stiffer resistance than they expected. Rumors are that there is unhappiness in the Kremlin right now, and that resistance is going to cause problems for the Russian President. If you’re expecting to be able to move in and quickly take something, and you have to struggle to do that, you begin to use those supplies that you have on hand, and as you move forward, your logistics trail lengthens and it becomes harder to protect.