Scuttlebutt Ep 55: Ukrainian Counteroffensive

It is hard to believe that in 8 short months, Ukraine has gone from having a lightly armed and trained Territorial Defense Force, to defending its capital city from one of the world’s most powerful militaries, to now possessing one of the best trained and equipped armies in the world. The turnaround in Ukraine is striking, and it has led Russia to make some interesting new decisions. Nick, Vic, and William jump in the booth to talk about the counteroffensive, conscription, Russian emigration, the threat of nuclear weapons, and more. Plus, we take a sneak peak at the new professional development resources coming online at!

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Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.