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Posted on Mar 4, 2014 in War College

FLASHPOINTS – Focus on Ukraine: What Happens Next?

FLASHPOINTS – Focus on Ukraine: What Happens Next?

By Armchair General

Colonel (Ret) John Antal’s latest FLASHPOINTS analysis focuses entirely on Ukraine and what may happen next there. He discusses the three most likely options for Russia.

Click here to download the pdf from Armchair General‘s FLASHPOINTS page.

In the article Col. Antal references the Georgia-South Ossetia-Russia conflict of 2008. For more information on that event, see “Insights into the Georgia-South Ossetia-Russia Conflict,” by Armchair General magazine’s Editor in Chief, Col (Ret) Jerry Morelock, former Chief of Russia Branch on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.


John Antal has frequently authored articles for Armchair General, including “Wars Without End: the Challenge of ‘Arab Spring'” and “Flashpoint Gaza Analysis.” He has authored or co-authored numerous books. His latest is 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence. Read Armchair General‘s exclusive interview, “7 Questions for John Antal on ‘7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution.’

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  1. Really like Ralph Peters books. But he’s been drinking the Kool Aid over there at Fox News a little too long. His recent comments about the crisis in the Ukraine only embarrassed himself. I hope they are paying him enough money that he can afford the destruction of his credibility.

    • Ralph Peters is usually spot on and I believe that time will prove him right on this too. That may be true about the Kool Aid but FOX news is a hell of a lot better then ANY other major news organization especially MSNBC or any of the other liberal crap spewing networks.

      • Sorry, but I can’t agree with you about Fox. They do not report news. They have talking points and they drive them home every day. They are an ideological network that supports a conservative viewpoint. We all tend to watch things based on a mostly settled point of view. Hence the proliferation on networks like Fox and MSNBC. They exist for a reason. To play to the base. Independent free thinking people see through this pap. Those who buy in to these ideologies will only listen to one thing, so no other viewpoints ever make a dent.

  2. Oh its ok I watch The Blaze too.

    • See Ralph Was right.

      • About what? I just read today that Russia and Ukraine have reached an agreement to stand down. While it’s by no means set in stone, it’s good to see steps in the right direction. Hope this news doesn’t upset the hawks out there.

  3. Have it your way Vladimir Putin is just a super nice guy, not some lying Commie pig and he can ALWAYS be trusted even though he says that “The breakup of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century.” when in fact next to the defeat of the Axis Powers it was the greatest thing to happen in the 20th century. But ya I totally believe him.