Omens of War from Actium to Ukraine

Posted by Barry Strauss under on September 2, 2022

As early as December 2021, the White House released intelligence findings that a possible invasion was looming. Two weeks before Russia’s attack on Ukraine in February, foreign diplomats began pulling out of Kyiv. The world took these as omens of war.

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