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Parallels Between Ukraine and the Spanish Civil War

Trying out new weapons systems.

In the Spanish Civil War many tried out new weapons systems. The German Stuka dive bomber was one such airplane that terrorized people during that war.

Now in Ukraine the United States has furnished soldiers with the Javelin anti-tank weapon and the HIMARS missile system, to name only two.

The Iranians are now furnishing the Russians with kamikaze drones.

I just feel an echo of wars past. Nations trying out weapons systems in a foreign war.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.