Russia Is Fighting Yesterday’s War As Putin’s Empire Cracks

Barry Gander
7 min readOct 17, 2022
Ukraine’s “Punisher” drones automatically fly up to 30 miles inside enemy territory and disrupt Russia’s supply lines by identifying and targeting convoys and ammunition dumps.

The current war is one of silicon, not steel.

Russia is floundering in an age when processors direct missiles and robot drones drop bombs from the clouds. Russia is still in an era of coal and iron and chunks of metal rusting along roadsides, blow open by smart munitions.

Barry Gander

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