The Pentagon Isn’t Impressed By Russia’s Troop Mobilization

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A senior official noted that there continue to be protests across Russia and what he called “concern from the Russian population.

While the Pentagon is taking Russia’s “mobilization” of as many as 300,000 soldiers seriously, there are several reasons to think that its effects may not be as substantial as they first appear. During a background press briefing this week, senior Pentagon officials pointed out that a number of variables could weaken or diminish the impact of Russia’s mobilization

hile the Pentagon is taking Russia’s “mobilization” of as many as 300,000 soldiers seriously, there are several reasons to think that its effects may not be as substantial as they first appear. During a background press briefing this week, senior Pentagon officials pointed out that a number of variables could weaken or diminish the impact of Russia’s mobilization

There is another tactical challenge facing Russian forces: large concentrations of Russian troops would make them more vulnerable to Ukrainian rockets and missiles. Force concentrations of Russian troops would be visible to Ukrainian surveillance and small-unit launched drones. Once detected, Russian troop positions would be vulnerable to precision-guided Guided Multiple Launch Rockets Systems able to travel up to seventy kilometers to strike a target. 

Source : The National