Biden Must Own the Endgame in Ukraine

This does not mean the United States should insist on maximal political goals in Ukraine. Ukrainian forces are likely now at their peak threat to Russia. A full liberation of all territory seized since Feb. 24, let alone since 2014, would require the Ukrainian army to conduct large-scale offensive operations for which at the moment it is neither equipped nor prepared. The defense it has mounted so far has relied on groups of motivated infantry blunting Russian armored advances with anti-tank munitions while small units of operators destroy logistics columns. It has been admirably effective.


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