On March 16, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Margarita Konaev was quoted in an article in Stars and Stripes titled “Ukraine’s combat losses strike a painful chord with US military veterans.” Konaev explains the difficulties in tracking the number of combatant deaths on either side combined with the incentive to underestimate the number of their own casualties.

Military casualties are inherently difficult to track, especially in a conflict like this where the information front is so important.

Margarita Konaev
Forward Defense

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