The first order of business in the Ready Room is the state of the status quo six-odd weeks into the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Per our RR convention, this won’t be an in-depth look. But it’s important to point out that the status quo has already changed, in ways that are likely to be irreversible, and that have been flying under the radar up to now.
I think a lot of people realize this is happening, even if they can’t readily think what the specific details are. Only one border has been breached so far, after all. NATO hasn’t been drawn into “World War III.” How bad can it be?
We’ve looked at one detail already: the immediate failure of NATO’s missile defense linchpin. Continue reading “TOC Ready Room 9 April 2022: Russia-Ukraine, Adieu mon status quo; Echoes of info ops dance in our heads”