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Monday, January 02, 2023

The incumbent minority leader can lose no more than four of his own members, and headed into the holidays, five House Republicans -- Arizona's Andy Biggs, Florida's Matt Gaetz, Virginia's Bob Good, South Carolina's Ralph Norman, and Montana's Matthew Rosendale -- said they'll oppose McCarthy's bid. read more


The Institute for the Study of War has some observations on barracks blast in its "RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JANUARY 2, 2023" (www.understandingwar.org). Among the day's key takeaways (details can be found at the website):

* A devastating Ukrainian HIMARS strike on a Russian base in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, on December 31 generated significant criticism of Russian military leadership in the Russian information space.
* The Russian MoD is likely attempting to deflect the blame for its poor operational security (OPSEC) onto Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) officials and mobilized forces.
* The Russian MoD's vague acknowledgment of the strike generated criticism towards the Russian military command, however.
* Such profound military failures will continue to complicate Putin's efforts to appease the Russian pro-war community and retain the dominant narrative in the domestic information space.

Meanwhile, as the ISW makes clear, there's the question of Mr. Prigozhin's rising star.

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