Pentagon’s “End-of-Year” Wishlist for Ukraine’s Military Falls Far Short

Update on Russian military operations in and around Ukraine for December 23, 2022:

– US prepares a 1.85 billion USD aid package for Ukraine;
– Package includes Patriot missile battery;
– Western media notes Ukraine’s use of Patriot missiles will compound existing missile shortage;
– Package falls short in terms of artillery ammunition;
– Pentagon contracts for additional ammunition for Ukraine’s Soviet-era weapon systems falls far short of meeting Ukraine’s weekly requirements let alone what it will require over the next month or year;
– Pentagon provides a “fact sheet” listing all support the US has provided since Russia’s special military operation began in late February;
– Many systems on the Pentagon’s end-of-year list cannot be replaced nor production ramped up for years to come;
– Russia’s military appears prepared for long-term, intense, large-scale combat, it’s forces arrayed for such fighting, its stockpiles large enough to supply it, hinting at the possibility Russia’s military industrial output is also prepared to sustain it
Credit to : The New Atlas

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