Lectures of Opportunity: "Anatomy of a Catastrophe: How Russia Decided to Start a War in Ukraine"

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Wednesday, December 07, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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U.S. Naval War College, LOO Coordinator

This event is for U.S. Naval War College students, faculty and staff.

Anatomy of a Catastrophe: How Russia Decided to Start a War in Ukraine

This presentation summarizes Dr. Myers’ doctoral dissertation research on how the Russian government's strategic decision-making process works in Putin's fourth term and what ideas and assessments drove it to decide to use military force in Ukraine but somehow call it not a war. It then explains how the Russian military trained in recent years, what it expected in early 2022, and how it found itself in a war they had not adequately planned for and now cannot win. Lastly, it will offer some appraisal of how Russian military analysis failed to correctly anticipate that the Russia would fail in its task to militarily subdue Ukraine.

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Lectures of Opportunity offers U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn more about national and international socio-political subjects that may be of relevance to the NWC community.

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