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If a Pentagon official says it is so it must be so?
From the newspaper online edition of the "Washington Examiner" the story by Jamie McIntyre, Senior Writer | | May 03, 2022.
Pentagon appraisal of the current Russian Donbass "grand offensive" less than sanguine!
"ANEMIC, TEPID, UNEVEN, RISK AVERSE’: The Pentagon is describing Russia’s halting in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas provinces as making 'minimal progress at best,' with 'minor gains' east of the northern cities of Izyum and Popasna, only to give ground back in the face of fierce Ukrainian counterattacks."
“So, very, very cautious, very tepid, very uneven work by them on the ground, and in some cases, quite frankly, the best word to describe it would be ‘anemic.’”
TIMID at least that word not used. A word very pejorative in the military use of the word!
Further from the Pentagon official:
“'They're [Russian] still suffering from poor command-and-control, low morale in many units, less-than-ideal logistics,' the official said. 'They still have not solved all their logistics problems, and quite frankly, there's a casualty aversion, a risk and casualty aversion that we continue to see by the Russians now, not just in the air, but on the ground.'”
GERASIMOV HIS TRIP TO THE FRONT [AND WOUNDING] CAN NOW BE BETTER UNDERSTOOD IN CONTEXT OF APPARENT FEEBLE RUSSIAN SUCCESSES IN THE DONBASS? GRAND OFFENSIVE NOT GOING SO GRAND?