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Mili's new prediction of war in Ukraine is a stark departure from early expectations of a 72-hour power grab.

Mili’s new prediction of war in Ukraine is a stark departure from early expectations of a 72-hour power grab.

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley Expected in early February that the Russian invasion Ukraine It could take Kyiv in just “72 hours,” a far cry from the month-long conflict between Russia and Ukraine now.

Milli He made a terrible prediction As for Ukraine before Congress during closed-door hearings on February 2-3, saying that Ukraine will likely lose 15,000 soldiers compared to 4,000 Russian soldiers. Milley arrived in Congress to make another forecast on Tuesday, saying this time the war in Ukraine could last “years.”

Rep. Bill Keating, D. Massachusetts. I pressed Millie It is now believed that the timetable for the conflict will be.

It’s still a little early, Millie replied. “Although we have been over a month since the war, there is a lot of ground war left in Ukraine. But I think this is a long-running conflict, and I think it is measured in years at least. You know about a decade, but at least years for sure.”

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley during the House Armed Services Committee meeting on Capitol Hill on September 29, 2021 (Olivier Douliery – Pool/Getty Images)

Milley made the revised prediction during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress pressed Milley about what the United States could have done to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine.

“Frankly, except for the commitment of U.S. forces to Ukraine, I’m not sure it was deterrent,” Milley testified.

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“This has been a long-term goal of his for years,” he added. “I think that the idea of ​​deterring Putin from an invasion of Ukraine – to deter him by the United States – would have required the use of US military forces and would have risked armed conflict with Russia, which I wouldn’t advise.”

People watch smoke rise into the air after a bombing in Odessa, Ukraine, Sunday, April 3, 2022.

People watch smoke rise into the air after a bombing in Odessa, Ukraine, Sunday, April 3, 2022.
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The off-base forecasts echo the inaccuracy of predictions from the Biden administration ahead of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year. Two days before Kabul fell to the Taliban, Management officials were expecting Afghan security forces will push back the extremist group until at least late fall 2021.

Biden stated on July 8, a month before Kabul fell.