What's amazing about the war is the assymetry of its proportions. Actually, when you come to think of it, there are only four great power-projection states in the 20th/c. Two were colonial empires with navies--France and Britain, and France barely counts. One was Japan in WW2, and the other is America. The USSR tried to develop such capacities, but couldn't develop more than a handful of carriers and lacked the ability to undertake effective amphibious assault. While Russia may retain much of the USSR's airlift capacity for airborne assault, its present naval projection capabilites are no better than France's or the UK's.

At any rate, a very interesting war. Hopefully, it will be over quickly with minimal casualties on all sides.

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