December 13, 2023

U.S. and Ukraine Search for a New Strategy After Failed Counteroffensive

Source: The New York Times

Journalists: Eric Schmitt, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Julian Barnes, David E. Sanger

“I don’t think it’s overstating it to highlight how important the U.S. assistance is,” said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, a scholar at the Center for a New American Security. “If the assistance doesn’t continue, then this war takes on a radically different nature moving forward.”

Ukraine does not need to claw back all of the nearly 20 percent of the country it has lost to win the war, American officials say.

Scoring some strategic and symbolic victories, while strengthening their defenses and building up their own abilities to produce more weaponry, could be enough to strengthen Ukraine’s hand when calls for peace talks to end the war inevitably restart.

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  • Andrea Kendall-Taylor

    Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program

    Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. She works on national security challenges facing the United States and Eur...