Politico: U.S. tells Ukraine it won’t send long-range missiles because it has few to spare
The Biden administration wants to ensure it has enough ATACMS for the U.S. military.
The Biden administration has given its Ukrainian counterparts another reason for not sending them much-wanted long-range missiles: The U.S. is concerned it wouldn’t have enough for itself.
In recent meetings at the Pentagon, U.S. officials told Kyiv’s representatives that it doesn’t have any Army Tactical Missile Systems to spare, according to four people with knowledge of the talks. Transferring ATACMS to the battlefield in eastern Europe would dwindle America’s stockpiles and harm the U.S. military’s readiness for a future fight, the people said.
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WNU Editor: The Biden administration has a history of saying no to shipping weapons to Ukraine, and then reversing their decision later. I expect the same will happen with these long-range missiles.