Spoiler Alert: Ukraine is not Afghanistan (part 1)

Eric Balough
War In Ukraine
Published in
5 min readMay 3, 2022

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US Embedded Tactical Trainer (ETT) in Afghanistan (Source: NPR)

This may come as a shock to some, but Ukraine is not Afghanistan (if you are here and reading this, you probably already know that). While this is a statement of the grotesquely obvious, it seems to need repeating for the pundits who are marveling at the success of US/NATO training efforts in Ukraine after the spectacular collapse of the US/NATO-trained Afghan National Army last summer.

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Eric Balough
War In Ukraine

Former infantry officer, and current military analyst. Lover of coffee, dogs, Jeeps, hockey and my family.