How Ukraine Quickly Achieved Air Superiority Against Russia

The definitive study so far of Ukraine air tactics in 2022 against Russia offers many insights. Kudos to Justin Bronk (LSE alum), Nick Reynolds and Jack Watling from the Royal United Services Institute in London. In a nutshell (and with a nod to what to expect in future “robot” wars) humans using creative mobility can … Continue reading How Ukraine Quickly Achieved Air Superiority Against Russia

Scottish Embassy Guard in Berlin Caught Spying for Russia

You might wonder who in the world right now would be caught spying for Putin. Well have I got some 2020 news for you. The buried lede in this sad story is that a greedy homophobic British Embassy guard working in Germany discovered… Russia happily milked his hate for cash. Despite living beyond his means, … Continue reading Scottish Embassy Guard in Berlin Caught Spying for Russia

Why Russian Hackers Fail: Ukraine Defense Lessons

There’s an old bogus saw in IT that goes something like attackers only need to be successful once yet defenders always have to succeed. As you can probably tell I really dislike such thinking. The reverse is actually well known and practiced often. Defenders benefit from efficiency that comes through “defense in depth”. It’s a … Continue reading Why Russian Hackers Fail: Ukraine Defense Lessons

Russia’s “Masculine” Military Destroyed by a Thoughtful Ukraine

Analysts have shifted to asking how far Ukraine might go in liberating people from the brutality of Russia’s “masculine” rhetoric and occupation. “Ukraine has the initiative and momentum and is dictating to the Russians where and when the next fight will be,” said Philip Ingram, a former senior British military intelligence officer. […] Mile after … Continue reading Russia’s “Masculine” Military Destroyed by a Thoughtful Ukraine