NW: Gen McCaffrey, "Putin Out of Ideas&quot

Newsweek headline: Putin Is ‘Out of Ideas,’ Things in Ukraine Will Get Worse Rapidly: General
BY ZOE STROZEWSKI ON 8/22/22 AT 5:34 PM EDT

https://www.newsweek.com/putin-out-ideas-things-ukraine-will…

Retired U.S. General Barry McCaffrey said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “out of ideas,” and will see things get worse for himself rapidly in his ongoing war in Ukraine.

McCaffrey tweeted that Putin’s military is “operationally in a box,” while Russia as a whole is “showing signs of severe strain from growing military losses and economic isolation.”

Ukraine has been reporting a series of successful strikes on Russian targets and groups in recent weeks using U.S.-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which have been described as a “game changer” last month by retired U.S. Army General Mark Hertling. While Ukraine records these purported victories, Moscow is allegedly carrying out forced conscriptions to bolster its ranks while also offering cash incentives to its existing troops to motivate them to fight.