Wait?? Russia’s Military Is Bigger Than Before the Invasion?

A top US general told Congress last week that Russia’s military is 15% bigger today than it was before the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, an acknowledgment that the goal of “weakening” Russia has failed.

“The army is actually now larger — by 15% — than it was when it invaded Ukraine,” Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the head of US European Command, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

  • Russia’s army has grown bigger despite sustaining losses when it invaded Ukraine, says a US general.
  • US Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli said the Russian army “is actually now larger — by 15 percent.”
  • “Russia is on track to command the largest military on the continent,” Cavoli said.

Russia’s armed forces have grown larger and not dwindled during its war in Ukraine, a top US general said on Wednesday.

“The army is actually now larger — by 15 percent — than it was when it invaded Ukraine,” US Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told the House Armed Services Committee in a hearing.

“Over the past year, Russia increased its front-line troop strength from 360,000 to 470,000,” Cavoli continued, adding that the bolstered numbers stemmed from Russia raising its conscription age from 27 to 30.

The video below is long and aside from teaching us about Russia, demonstrates how incompetent the Pentagon has become at monitoring national resources such as equipment, its budget, and its return on investment.