Russia’s armed forces were in no shape to go to war when they were sent to quash Chechnya’s bid for independence. Despite myriad reports before the invasion that the military was disorganized and ill equipped, government officials continued to insist the army was well trained and battle-ready. by STEPHEN FOYE IN THE MONTHS LEADING UP […]

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