Why Putin Fragmented His Military: A Tale of Internal Rivalries and Intentional Mismanagement

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0:00 Introduction
Russia’s Military Fragmentations
4:28 Why This Is Different from Normal Divisions
6:41 Mobilization Advantages
8:37 Casualty Sensitivity
10:50 Plausible Deniability
14:14 Coup Proofing
16:20 Internal Competition
19:58 Overall Outlook
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