Thursday, August 18, 2022

Col. Macgregor - Ukraine & Russia Latest — Interview by Judge Napolitano (video 21:16)

 Col. Macgregor - Ukraine & Russia Latest
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Peter Pan said...

No more hopium for Ukraine.

mike norman said...

I'm starting to be more skeptical of Macgregor. How long has he been saying, "it's over" for Ukraine? Ritter, too.

Putin is sending young boys to their death in droves. Inept military strategy.

Ahmed Fares said...

"It's over" in the sense that since Ukraine is suffering about a thousand casualties a day, they eventually run out of soldiers. Simple math says that you divide the number of Ukrainian soldiers by a thousand, and that gets you the number of days before it's over. However, attrition warfare is non-linear.

Lanchester's laws are mathematical formulae for calculating the relative strengths of military forces. The Lanchester equations are differential equations describing the time dependence of two armies' strengths A and B as a function of time, with the function depending only on A and B.

In 1915 and 1916, during World War I, M. Osipov and Frederick Lanchester independently devised a series of differential equations to demonstrate the power relationships between opposing forces.: vii–viii  Among these are what is known as Lanchester's linear law (for ancient combat) and Lanchester's square law (for modern combat with long-range weapons such as firearms).

With firearms engaging each other directly with aimed shooting from a distance, they can attack multiple targets and can receive fire from multiple directions. The rate of attrition now depends only on the number of weapons shooting. Lanchester determined that the power of such a force is proportional not to the number of units it has, but to the square of the number of units. This is known as Lanchester's square law.

source: Lanchester's laws

Since this is now an artillery battle, the following applies:

Salvo combat model