Ukraine’s Allies Are Gaming Out a World in Which the US Retreats

February 19, 2024

That pessimism dominated conversations this weekend at the Munich Security Conference, where leaders and defense officials gather to take stock of the world’s biggest geopolitical threats. Ukraine’s army is already having to ration its artillery as ammunition promised by its allies fall short. Officials pointed to Ukraine’s claims that Russia was losing men at an astounding rate — seven soldiers for every Ukrainian. And plans by allies to send Ukraine AI-enabled swarm drones opens up the prospect for Ukrainian forces to outmaneuver Russia’s artillery barrages. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2024 Bloomberg L.P.