He correctly discusses a complete delusion of a famed neocon BS-tank Institute for the Study of War. As he notes:
The neo-conservative 'Institute for the Study of War' (ISW) releases daily 'Russian offensive campaign assessments'. A lot of people in Washington DC seem to read them. They are of course pure propaganda only slightly aligned with the actual tactical situation in the Ukraine. I confess that I read them once a while purely for my amusement. Their main source seems to be the Ukrainian defense ministry which is of course lying left and right about the state of the war.
Bernhard asks after his excellent review: What are these guys smoking? I think I have a part of the answer: they smoke a BS of the exceptionalism. In general, if people like Keane or Petraeus do not understand what they dealing with when drinking Ukrainian military Kool Aid, one inevitably concludes that it is not accidental that these, and others like them, guys are genuine articles who are heavy on PR and very light on basics of real wars. Just read the whole thing on MoA (follow the link).
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