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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Sep 2022 3:11 p.m. PST

… Russian President Vladimir Putin is himself giving directions directly to generals in the field, two sources familiar with US and western intelligence said– a highly unusual management tactic in a modern military that these sources said hints at the dysfunctional command structure that has plagued Russia's war from the beginning.

Intelligence intercepts have captured Russian officers arguing among themselves and complaining to friends and relatives back home about decision-making from Moscow, one of these sources told CNN…


mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2022 3:33 p.m. PST

Just like Lyndon Johnson. Sure to lose it now!

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2022 3:59 p.m. PST

Yes, and both Johnson and Putin were/are Not very good at this military stuff.

JMcCarroll22 Sep 2022 4:08 p.m. PST

At least Hitler was a corporal!

Now if it was orders to kill woman and children… ohh wait it is.

Like Hitler he is using military assets to attack civilians.

jdpintex22 Sep 2022 4:21 p.m. PST

This wholee thing is becoming more and more of a replay of 1939 with Russia/Putin taking up the role of the nazis/germans

Garand22 Sep 2022 4:46 p.m. PST

This wholee thing is becoming more and more of a replay of 1939 with Russia/Putin taking up the role of the nazis/germans

But the Nazis were a lot more successful in 1939, than the Russians are now. Putin is like Hitler on a budget…


Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2022 5:03 p.m. PST

This command structure did not work well for the Russians from 1800 to 1916. The Czar should stay out of it.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2022 6:46 p.m. PST

Maybe the war will end sooner. But the atrocity rate might go up.

Guroburov22 Sep 2022 6:52 p.m. PST

Johnson's mishandling of the war was an atrocity. I hope Putin's will go just as badly.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2022 7:47 a.m. PST

Looks like Putin's war is going very badly. And will continue to do so …

Zephyr123 Sep 2022 9:11 p.m. PST

History has shown that when a country's leader starts to micromanage a war, they tend to lose… ;-)

Heedless Horseman23 Sep 2022 10:05 p.m. PST

As Garand says… 'Hitler on a budget'!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2022 4:47 p.m. PST


"There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:— (1) By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called hobbling the army. (2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which obtain in an army. This causes restlessness in the soldier's minds. (3) By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances. This shakes the confidence of the soldiers."

He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign."

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2022 6:41 p.m. PST

I've heard that … 👍👍

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