As far as brains and leadership go, Putin is the lead dog here for sure. Yet unlike the Hitler Mussolini relationship it’s the second fiddle guy with the bigger military. So I guess it’s kind of a half ass analogy, but, still, it gets the point across.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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