When Will to Fight Trumps Hard Power

Before Congress, Gen. Scott Berrier, the US Defense Intelligence Agency director, acknowledged misjudging Ukraine’s ability to resist Russia: “I questioned their will to fight. That was a bad assessment.”  Russia’s appraisal of Ukraine’s will to fight evidently fared no better. Lamentably, misjudging both allies’ and adversaries’ will to fight has become routine among our military and political…

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