This fascinating analysis discusses how Russia's war in Ukraine gives the United States "a window into the future of conflict without fighting in one." The U.S. has an opportunity, as it has in some past conflicts such as the Yom Kippur War, to see its equipment and tactics perform on the battlefield. These observations could serve to help the U.S. adapt and prepare for future conflicts in which it might be a direct participant. The article argues that the Ukraine war is providing a wealth of insights regarding virtually every aspect of war, and that the results are thus far showing that "the Ukraine war looks like a win for U.S. equipment and tactics—at least for now."
"Is the U.S. Military Capable of Learning from the War in Ukraine?" - Foreign Policy
"Russia’s war once again poses the question whether the United States needs to reexamine the way it prepares for future conflict: not only which weapons it buys, but also how it envisions great-power wars in the 21st century—whether they will be short, sharp affairs or grinding, protracted struggles."
"Today, Russia’s war against Ukraine could well provide as many insights about 21st-century warfare as the Yom Kippur War did for 20th-century conflicts. For decades, the U.S. Defense Department has shaped the U.S. military for flash conflicts and quick interventions where speed and precision rule. But one year into a war that some thought would last only days, Ukraine raises the question of whether the age of industrial warfare has returned. The consequence: The United States would need to prepare to fight a very different type of conflict than it plans for today."