War In Ukraine
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War In Ukraine

Ukraine is not Afghanistan (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we began to address the invalid comparisons of the NATO training missions in Afghanistan and Ukraine, and discussed reasons why the training mission in Afghanistan was a resounding failure.

In this part of the series, we’ll discuss many of the differences between Afghanistan and Ukraine and why the mission in Ukraine has been meeting with significant success.

A quick comparison



There is a great deal going on in Ukraine, and given the volume of information, it is hard to know what it all means. This series is an attempt to cut through the noise and help understand the war in Ukraine and the long term impacts to the region and the world.

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Eric Balough

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