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107547 No. 107547 ID: 5f7a01
This is a long shot but does anyone know of any good lectures on current european military strength? All I am finding is propaganda films with troop and equipment numbers over them. None of them go into how much of the equipment is modernized, how much is well maintained. None of them detail how many of their troops, ncos, and officers are actually combat veterans. None of them detail arms supplies and logistical capabilities.
There is always speculation but I am wondering if anyone has gone through and compiled all of this information in an easy to consume lecture or report. More specifically if they have done it since 2016.
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>> No. 107548 ID: 577256
>I am wondering if anyone has gone through and compiled all of this information in an easy to consume lecture or report

I'm sure someone has (for their full time job).
Do you also want to know IADS postures, capabilities, and activity levels? Do you also want to know operational plans? Readiness reports?

All I'm saying is that it's a lot of important stuff and people who go to the effort of analzying it are unlikely to make it publically available.
>> No. 107558 ID: f0fb5d
What you're asking for is military geostrategic analysis. People with PhDs do that and command consultancy fees for it or write books. By the time it gets to people like you and me, it's old and watered down or generalized into stuff you can read on Wikipedia or the CIA World Factbook.

I think your best bet might be to follow the works and musings of geopolitical strategists like Thomas P. M. Barnett, formerly of Wikistrat, or George Friedman, formerly of Stratfor. Actually, subscribing to consultancies like Wikistrat or Stratfor or their ilk would probably be your best-best bet but that's probably dumb expensive to the point where only institutional entities can afford it.
>> No. 107559 ID: f0fb5d
There are also blogs and minor publications like Blogs of War and Small Wars Journal. Moreover there are policy research organizations like the Institute for the Study of War and the Center for a New American Security and others. But again, everything you're getting is always someone's opinion on quantitative, qualitative and uncertain knowledge and unverifiable facts. And nobody's focus, as far as I know, is to specifically keep track of and publicly post and objective report on the military strength of any given country or group of countries.

That's full time jobs for many highly qualified people, trying to expose things that are secretive, embarrassing, illegal or otherwise hard to pin down.
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