Why U.S. War Tactics Are Failing in Ukraine

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Without this, Ukraine's armed forces have gone through rapid-fire NATO training to slough off Soviet-era doctrine, not too dissimilar to the methods used by Moscow's forces. Some elements of this long-held doctrine are fundamentally different to how Western forces are now teaching Ukraine to fight, Nick Reynolds, research fellow for land warfare at the U.K.'s Royal United Services Institute defense think tank, told Newsweek. Not only this, there is a "massive shortage of experienced personnel," he said, and those gaining experience often have not undergone the extensive tactical training that Western forces do.