General who trained US Army calls Putin’s plan to draft 300,000 to fight in Ukraine as ‘disaster’

A former United States general predicted Russia’s newly announced conscription will be a disaster, just as Google searches for ‘How to break an arm at home’ skyrocketed in the country since Putin announced the new measure.

Mark Hertling, formerly an Army lieutenant general specializing in troop training, took to Twitter today to explain that Russia’s barely existent military training program is sure to spell further disaster for Russia in their sputtering invasion of Ukraine.

‘Putin’s announced mobilization of 300,000 ‘reservists’ was jaw-dropping to me this morning, but not for the reason some might suspect,’ Hertling tweeted, ‘Why? Because [sic] know how Russian soldiers are trained, in basic training & in their units.’

Hertling went on to explain how the US Army drills about 150,000 recruits per year in ten weeks of rigorous basic training, then sends them off to specialized training before the troops ‘report to their units ready to be integrated in the specific mission.’

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