Interview with Prof. Alaric Searle on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

February 25, 2022

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Had the opportunity to discuss with Prof. Alaric Searle the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Prof. Searle is an internationally renowned academic specialising on the history of armoured warfare.

Ed Nash

Ed Nash

Ed Nash has spent years traveling around the world. Between June 2015 and July 2016 he volunteered with the Kurdish YPG in its battle against ISIS in Syria; his book on his experiences, Desert Sniper, was published by Little, Brown in September 2018.
Ed Nash

Ed Nash

Ed Nash has spent years traveling around the world. Between June 2015 and July 2016 he volunteered with the Kurdish YPG in its battle against ISIS in Syria; his book on his experiences, Desert Sniper, was published by Little, Brown in September 2018.

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Hank Schultz
Hank Schultz
2 months ago

Thanks very much for posting this. It’s a point well taken that the Ukrainians have a tall order to defend this terrain against armored assault with insufficient resources. Both in the case of the Red Army in 1941 and the Wehrmacht in 1944, whatever defense was possible against determined and well organized attacking tank formations on this same ground was accomplished only by great expenditures of men and material, which the Ukrainians don’t have. I do have a question, though: Aren’t all three of the Baltic states NATO member countries? They are listed as such on the NATO website. Or there something special about their status I don’t understand? Wouldn’t an attack on them, which is mentioned in at least one point in this discussion, bring the United States into the conflict directly?

Shaun
Shaun
2 months ago

I remember during the 2012 Predidential campaign when the Republican candidate was mocked for saying that Russia was a threat. Fast forward ten years.