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A war is always a 'broken window'. All that can be done is to mitigate the opportunity cost (losses).
Well we solved that problem by getting rid of most of our bridging material.Both sides have tried a number of bridging ops over the past number of weeks. A good reminder for the CAF:
Bridging/Obstacle Crossing is really hard and you need to commit a lot of resources to get it done.
Okay I know the humour is dark asf…buuuttt…@Soldier35 Do you have any footage of explosions from Russian soldiers using a TOS-1 Thermobaric system on their own colleagues?
Russia news: Soldiers wipe out own unit in friendly fire fiasco - army morale in tatters | World | News | Express.co.ukRUSSIAN troops opened fire on their own soldiers in a 'friendly' fire fiasco, killing many colleagues and destroying valuable military hardware.www.express.co.uk
Well, to be entirely fair to the Territorials, UKR mil intelligence shared a memo to soldiers early on (Google Translation attached) about 3 weeks or so into the latest invasion reminding troops that killing prisoners was not on, so someone in system was thinking, "ya know, this (could get/is getting) pretty ugly".... Bold, coloured: the interesting part is that the regular AFU is not mentioned.
Hypothesis #1: Unregimented, irregular forces are more likely to record and publish their (occasionally illicit) activities.
Hypothesis #2: Unregimented, irregular forces are more likely to engage in behaviour that flouts the laws of armed conflict ...
More on the eventSome additional photographs of the same action. Attributed to the Ukrainian 17th Tank Brigade. I believe the 17th has been reconstituted twice in the last two months. I remember reading that it was badly chewed up in the Slobozhansky area. The three pictures together seem to show 30 or so burnt out armoured vehicles.
Be thankful it was just that. Digging cable trenches in Poland, we may or may not have caused a UXO scare when we hit an old German CBRN kit with an iodine pack. Looks a bit like VX after 70 years. Ruffled a few feathers....Oh sure... but when my troops did the same thing on Salisbury Plain all I got was extras