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Is it common to win a war with a strictly defensive posture?

As has been noted by the other answers, there are several recent examples of this happening. But those examples are largely irrelevant if we are focusing on the Ukraine-Russia conflict, because the ...
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Is it common to win a war with a strictly defensive posture?

Is it common/typical/heard of for a country to win a war without targeting the enemy infrastructures? "without targeting the enemy infrastructures" is a relative thing. Relative to how much ...
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Is it common to win a war with a strictly defensive posture?

Firstly it is incorrect to say that Ukraine is fighting in a strictly defensive mode. Or even that they are limiting their strikes to military targets. They attacked the Russian Volgograd oil ...
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Is it common to win a war with a strictly defensive posture?

No. But the modern tactic of war is to hold out until the invader/aggressor suffers high political or economic costs. Its the simple fact you cannot always win or overpower and thus need to go down to ...
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Is it common to win a war with a strictly defensive posture?

There are examples of wars in modern times that were "won" by simply holding out until the cost for the invaders became so large that they decided to withdraw. Examples are: The Vietnam war ...
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Did Israeli officials confirm any sort of attack directly on Iranian territory?

Did Israel officially acknowledge any sort of attack on Iran in its own territory? On May 5th, Transportation Minister Miri Regev acknowledged Israel's retaliation for Iran's massive attack on Israel....
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What is Russia's stated military strategy in Ukraine as of early 2023?

Russia’s strategy in Ukraine has thus become one of attrition, using military, economic, and diplomatic activities to exhaust Ukraine and its Western backers until they accept the current situation as ...
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What are the consequences for Iraq if it chooses to not repay the amount of war reparation owed?

Q: What are the consequences for Iraq if it chooses to not repay the amount of war reparation owed? Unknown, since all claims have been satisfied and the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) ...
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Based on the current/planned cost of the war, is Israel able to sustain the war in Gaza without extra aid from United States?

Over the next few years, the war will cost Israel an estimated 255 billion shekels (£56.6 billion) due to reduced economic activity and increased expenses. But the projected rise in national debt from ...
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Based on the current/planned cost of the war, is Israel able to sustain the war in Gaza without extra aid from United States?

Based on the current/planned cost of the war, is Israel able to sustain the war in Gaza without extra aid from United States? Frame challenge: as pointed in another answer, Israel is not merely ...
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Based on the current/planned cost of the war, is Israel able to sustain the war in Gaza without extra aid from United States?

For clarity, the bottom part of this answer addresses revision 1 of the Q. Later edits changed the emphasis from a comparison between Congress preferences for Israel and/or Ukraine to the 'planned ...
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Are there any major organizations or individuals in China who have expressed pro-Ukranian views in their current conflict?

Activist and Demosisto founder Nathan Law stated that he stands with Ukraine. Law praised the courage of Ukrainians that changed the world attitude toward Putin. Nathan Law Kwun-chung (Chinese: 羅冠聰; ...
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