Ben Hodges, Lieutenant General and the commanding general of the United States Army Europe thinks that the US Army received the invaluable experience thanked the Ukrainian military. He reported this to European Truth.
‘We really learned a lot from the Ukrainian soldiers that faced the Russian artillery, missiles, drones and Russian electronic warfare systems. And we are not the only who appreciate this experience. All allies took into consideration and incorporated this experience into their educational systems. The Ukrainian experience reminded us about the mortal danger of such combat actions when the Russian artillery gets to know your location and then come there’, Hodges claimed.
According to him, the problems that the US Army faced in Afghanistan or Iraq are too different from the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The issue is first of all about the camouflage security, the necessity to disperse and hide the location.
Earlier Ben Hodges urged the European countries during the Russian-Belarusian military drills 'West 2017' to agree on the special transport and border rules that will allow the NATO forces to move quickly in the case of necessity to control such potential aggressors as Russia. The offer of Hodges was called a 'military Schengen zone' by the mass media.
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