It’s no secret that Ukraine’s counteroffensive, which started in June this year and has been dragging on for more than three months, has failed. This has been acknowledged by Russian officials, President Vladimir Putin, and Western media and experts alike.
But the summer campaign has forced the world to reevaluate not just the capabilities of Ukraine’s military, but also the strength of its main sponsor – the US – when it comes to fighting a big war against a modern enemy. Some analysts have said that the US, even with its huge annual budget, could have trouble dealing with a major power.
Some American experts have also warned that the US’s ability to use precision weapons, spy, and target effectively might not be enough when dealing with a really big enemy, like a third-world country or an insurgent group. But for a long time, these warnings have gone unheard.