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Nov 22, 2023Liked by Phillips P. OBrien

Thank you for this excellent, sober discussion of the state of the war, reasonable expectations and the way forward through provisions to Ukraine of considerably more long range high precision weapons so it can isolate Crimea and choke off logistics to the southern mainland. I am at a loss to explain the slow roll of these weapons by the US.

One other point, I tried to contribute to Come Back Alive, but all my CC attempts to pay were declined.

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Very interesting discussion!

I would indeed suspect AFU waits for spring and the arrival of the first F16s to be there to bridge the Dniepr and create a larger operation, and perhaps a dash at slashing the Russian rear so as to create a breakthrough that could trigger a Russian collapse.

Does it seem plausible to you ?

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Nov 22, 2023Liked by Phillips P. OBrien

Very interesting conversation. On a technical note, your audio levels are too low. Even with my iPhone volume all the way up I had to find a quiet room to be able to hear clearly.

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Nov 26, 2023Liked by Phillips P. OBrien

Excellent analysis! I had no issues hearing you and Mykola. It would help with each podcast to put a link to Come Back Alive and how to donate. Toward the end of the podcast, Mykola had a great insight that I think we should all be taking to heart: WW I was a positional fight until new technology and tactics were developed and embraced and this took nearly 4 years. And then drawing the linkage to Zaluzhny’s paper foreseeing the new tech and tactics that will help break the positional nature of the war.

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Great stuff Phillips. Quality on all fronts excellent.

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Nov 22, 2023Liked by Phillips P. OBrien

Please explain HOW Ukraine has managed to push the Russian fleet back despite having no warships.

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Every day is an excellent day to donate to Ukraine! And today is Giving Tuesday so it’s even better. Thanks for the podcast. Come Back Alive has some of my money in return. Wish it could be more.

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