How could an economically broken collapsed Russia defeat the large well-prepared Georgian army in only two days? The Georgians were confident of victory because they were aided by thousands of Israeli and American military advisors and many thousands of mercenary soldiers. The attack against Russia had been planned for years. America and Israel had supplied the Georgian army with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of sophisticated weapons. Did America, Israel, and Mikhail Saakashvili misjudge Russia's true strength?