Milley: Ukraine war likely to last for years

| April 6, 2022

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley

Adjusting his prior prediction of a 72 hour Russian military take-over of Ukraine, General Milley also contradicted White House assertions on the efficacy on the deterrence value of economic sanctions.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki had stated “Sanctions are not an end to themselves. They serve a higher purpose. And that purpose is to deter and prevent.”

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Milley told lawmakers that Russia’s invasion likely could not have been prevented except by the presence of US forces in-country, and warned that the conflict is likely to drag on for years.

When asked by Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.) how long he thought the war could last, Milley responded that it was “hard to tell.”


Milley’s new Ukraine war prediction is stark departure from early forecast of ’72 hour’ takeover

Gen. Milley predicted Kyiv would fall in ’72 hours’

By Anders Hagstrom

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley predicted in early February that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could take Kyiv in just “72 hours,” a far cry from the month-long conflict Russia and Ukraine are now engaged in.

Milley delivered the dire prediction for Ukraine to Congress during closed hearings on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, saying Ukraine would likely lose 15,000 troops compared to Russia’s 4,000. Milley arrived to Congress to deliver another prediction Tuesday, this time saying the war in Ukraine could last “years.”

Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass., pressed Milley on what he now thought the timeline of the conflict would be.

“It’s a bit early, still,” Milley responded. “Even though we’re a month-plus into the war, there is much of the ground war left in Ukraine. But I do think this is a very protracted conflict, and I think it’s at least measured in years. I don’t know about a decade, but at least years for sure.”

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The last shreds of credibility Milley may have once possessed are long gone.  At least his hindsight is spot on.

Category: Government Incompetence, Pointless blather, Russia, Ukraine

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Tell em, Gen’ral. Use all of your expertise to make more pronouncements.
Jee-bus, this clod is so clueless, I’ll bet he has to have two aides find his uniforms for him in the morning.

AW1 Rod

Yup. Dumber than a bag of hair. Which I believe is a condition of employment for the Xiden administration.


At the beginning of the invasion this jackass said Kyiv would fall in 72 hours.

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AW1 Rod

“Sanctions are not an end to themselves. They serve a higher purpose. And that purpose is to deter and prevent.

News flash for Peppermint Commie: Sanctions only “deter and prevent” if they’re imposed BEFORE an action is taken.


That’s good. 3 Days was too constraining. 2-10 years gives you a lot to play with. By then he will be working at Rand Corporation making up projects for and doing studies on military women without knowing what a woman actually is.

I predict the war lasts till Putin dies or is out of power plus enough time to withdraw troops at most. At a minimum likely another month or so.

A Proud Infidel®™

General “Woke” Milley, a bigger liberal Stooge than Wesley Clark.

A Proud Infidel®™

I put Milley on par with him.


If countries played Risk?


Princeton educated perfumed prince & woke warrior. A highly intelligent fool.


I’m waiting to hear Vindmans response to Milley’s words.
Plenty of brilliance to go around here.


I would call him a parrot of whatever is trendy, but I have met smarter parrots.


Of course it will take four years. Got to get all of the Combatants up to speed on their CRT/Woke Training…and their required readings.


How does this guy still have a job? The weatherman is right more often.

Green Thumb

Hopefully his career does not last many more years.


It would be nice to have some expertise prior checking which way the wind is blowing before making guesses. Such as Gen. Lloyd Austin telling the White House that the Islamic State was ‘a flash in the pan.


Of course years. Now that weapons are being given/sold to Ukraine, and monetary aid is flowing, the MIC is good with making a profit. And Milley is getting his cut.

Congress should unconfirm him as CJCS. Elmer Fudd could do better.

A Proud Infidel®™

I also wonder just how many Members of Congress as well as others in Government are getting handsome kickbacks in one way or another?

USMC Steve

My prediction is it will last until the last Russian Afghanistans outta the Ukraine. I don’t see the Ukrainians going onto Russian soil, but they are not about to quit until Ivan and his shitty halfassed army go home.


Cynically, one can hope it lasts for decades and ties the Russians in knots. If they are busy there, they won’t have time to meddle elsewhere. Hard on the Ukrainians, though.