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What the Leaked Pentagon Docs Tell Us about the Ukraine War

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05/03/2023Ryan McMakenZachary Yost

Ryan and Zack talk about some of the details from the recently leaked Pentagon documents. They reveal dysfunctional American foreign policy and just how much contempt the US regime has for its own allies.

Additional Resources

"What the leaked Pentagon documents reveal — 8 key takeaways" by Paul Adams, Jean Mackenzie, and Antoinette Radford (BBC News): Mises.org/WES_10_A

"Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine"  (U.S. Department of Defense, 19 April 2023): Mises.org/WES_10_B

"U.S. doubts Ukraine counteroffensive will yield big gains, leaked document says" by Alex Horton, John Hudson, Isabelle Khurshudyan, and Samuel Oakford (Washington Post): Mises.org/WES_10_C

"Arbitrary Use of Power: Punishing Those Who Expose Not-So-Secret Government Secrets" by Bill Anderson: Mises.org/WES_10_D

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Zachary Yost

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