Why the Russian Army Isn’t Learning From Its Mistakes

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It seems more and more that Russian military officers aren’t correcting the mistakes they made in the early phases of the war against Ukraine—and that they may be incapable of doing so. The latest dramatic evidence of this comes in Andrew Kramer’s New York Times report of a tank battle outside the coal-mining town of Vuhledar in southeastern Ukraine. It was the largest tank battle in the war to date, a key vector in Russia’s renewed offensive to capture Donetsk province. Advertisement And yet, according to the Times account, the Russians “made the same mistake that cost Moscow hundreds of...