As wars turn into the traditional grind, all the counting of tanks and aircraft lost just starts to look ridiculous to me. A social media line that eventually tells us almost nothing, once you've reached the 'seen one armour kill video you've seen them all' stage of ennui. Strange modern way we now have of peering through the cracks from a safe distance... Bodies, though. That may be different. Such losses never having shed their military/political/social significance. Grown-up estimates for Russian dead seem to be about 30-40 thousand. Ukraine itself admitting 100-200 military dead a day. Likely an even higher overall total of civilians, as so often the case. Used to wonder if 'modern' States could endure WW2 levels of casualties for long. Seems they still can... Say again: The military mothers played a substantial role in Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan. Reports of entirely understandable increase of unrest from that quarter. Fascinates me that even after months still nobody appears to "Rule the skies" as asserted so confidently in the first couple of pages here. Have become so accustomed to modern wars having one side firmly in that position. Without it, the old land based meat-grinder apparently moves on.