Read it here:
There is some good advice in that article for those countries not yet, but maybe soon to be, in the predicament that has befallen Ukraine. The leaders in those other countries really should be considering: arming the citizenry with small arms, training them in the basics to fight by way of guerilla tactics, putting up barriers to defeat the movement of vehicles - even the movement of tanks (reinforced concrete is relatively cheap and fast to work with). Really, some simple tactics, like the one of: trailing a tanks, then waiting for the tank to stop, then waiting for its men get out, then waiting for them to take a break to smoke or eat or pee and only then opening fire on them could do a lot to give guerilla fighters a bit of an edge. I am sure there are many other basic tactics that could be taught within a couple of weeks to prepare a civilian guerilla force.
Do you think the governments of those countries - that would be next to be attacked by Russia if the Russians try to overtake those others - will be ready? I tend to doubt they will take the advice in that article but who knows, maybe the heads of one or two of those nations will be ready. My bet is Poland might be one of them - I think the Poles most of all may be just a bit sour to the thought of Poland being under the Russian boot again.
No, I am not a regular reader of the once upon a time fairly non-partisan Atlantic which I am afraid has morphed into a three-headed ultra-leftist beast. Sometimes though, even the lefties get it right - so to speak and I think this article does just that - gets it right. Anyway, a friend of mine sent me the link to that piece. A hat tip to Charlie F. (no leftist is he) for making me aware of that article.
All the best,