The Pentagon announced on Tuesday night another $100 million in military aid for Ukraine that will go towards Javelin anti-tank missiles.
“Today, the Biden Administration authorized an additional Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $100 million to meet an urgent Ukrainian need for additional Javelin anti-armor systems,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
The announcement means the Biden administration has pledged $1.7 billion in military aid for Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24. Washington first started sending Javelins into Ukraine in 2018, and the US and its allies have sent thousands of missiles into the war zone over the past month and a half.
Javelins are a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, the former employer of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The two companies and other US weapons makers stand to make a serious profit from the war in Ukraine as the Pentagon is replenishing stocks it’s sending to Kyiv and the US’s European allies are increasing military spending.
Marking an escalation in US and NATO military aid to Ukraine, it was revealed on Tuesday that the Czech Republic has sent over a dozen Soviet-era tanks to Ukraine. The US is expected to backfill the weapons supply of NATO countries that have the Soviet weapons systems Ukraine’s forces are trained to use if they are sent into the conflict.
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The Javelins they sent so far haven’t wrecked more than a couple tanks, by all accounts. Most of them have been captured from Ukrainian supply depots. If there was more urban fighting, they might be useful, but Russia is avoiding urban fighting except in Mariupol. The Donbass reduction coming up will involve small towns and settlements, not cities, and open plains where Russian armor is at its best, supported by infantry, drones and air power. Pop up with a Javelin and die.
Good thing they are about to send over T-72 tanks from other parts of Eastern Europe then.
If we are ever going to see peace in Ukraine, the Ukrainians need the proper means to defend themselves and through out any aggressor.
Tanks seem to have become obsolete, unless you like your barbecue to be human.
Just like a/c carriers except humanitarian-type propaganda missions so they can still be called “a Force for Good!”
we do not see many Russian tanks or personal carriers left damaged that are resources to repurpose.
A: The Russians destroy their equipment if they abandon it.
I too was impressed with tank damages but not all destruction of tanks is from conflict.
A month ago the media was propagandistic by publishing unreal numbers of dead Russians, a mental game like saying Putin is unhinged to cause civil protest in Russia.
Where are the 15,000+ dead russian troops reported?
True, wonder how many burnt out ones there are in Ukraine at the moment…
The propaganda industry hasn’t been able to fake that – yet.
If there is to be peace ANYWHERE, the world needs to keep us away, like, bottled up. We are a menace. Truly, we are. I am 78. Reading history since 1946, there is one instance after another of us overthrowing governments, killing thousands, making refugees of millions, funding death squads, selling arms to terrible folks.
Totally agree, and no part of the world has seen more wars than Europe. That was partly why the EU was created.
The EU has nothing to do with it. Just a bigger bureaucracy.
Well, you clearly seem to have missed why the EU was founded in the first place. May I recommend some time in middle school?
Do you think the Russian generals will wait until 20 July before they plant a bomb next to Putin during one of their conferences?
Maybe that’s why he’s sitting so far away, the man knows his history!
Yeah, right. A dozen old T-72s against the couple thousand Russia has available. Good luck with that.
Every day is Christmas for the arms suppliers. And Raytheon is thankful that Santa is indeed black.
Not the the Russian arms suppliers, they are running out of semi-conductors and a host of other things 🤣🤣
They have us in tactical nuclear weapons by at least 20 to one and possibly as many as 80 to 1.
Who are “we” again?
Don’t tell my you are from North Korea? That way the numbers could make somewhat sense though…
We can afford to do all this, the sky’s the limit in their warped minds.
The 769 club promised we would see biological warfare and lesser tactical nukes to be used along with cyber attacks.
Then they wanted money to send their tax haven grifter outfit to supply Ukrainians aid.
Pat Robertson bern there 30+ years promoting a USA biblical Eschatology that Russia is in fact Gog and and war on the enemy of Israel was fair game in service to the most high Masonic gawd Pat represents.
He’s in Israel waiting for the rapture.
It’s a very good return on their investment.
Give the Ukrainians the weapons they need and they will destroy half of Russia’s inventory of military hardware. That alone will guarantee peace in Europe for the next 20 years or so 👍
Keep insuring peace by arming the world – that’s the ticket. SAC’s motto was “Peace is our Profession” too. If General LeMay had his qualms, we would have used nukes multiple times.
No one is going to miss the Russian army, it’s like taking a loaded gun from a child (i.e. Putin). It creates a safer environment.
Once again, turn your pockets inside out, fellow Amerikkkans.
Those Javelins work great.
In a proxy ground war, with trained troops not rag tag mercs who will fight over WHO gets them. lol
Our own Marines do not practice live with them: too expensive to do more that a filmed demonstration.
Russia is not going to let them get near their equipment to use one now, they intend to thwart a ground offensive themselves and it is not with tanks. This is a ground war? With Tanks? Do you think those land mines set in pastures unburied were set by lazy Russians? It was intentional psy-ops stuff to consider how many minefields were properly set.
Land mine clearing is a slow task and it makes the offensive slow down.
Our media interprets everything as a failure of strategy to cast civil unrest in Russia and protest to unseat Putin in a coup.
The modem attack on Europe’s Viasat internet was not a Russian attack to prove they are Cyber active in this war. That malware was designed and implemented by someone else. If Russia can mess with a USA nuke plant as we were told, why mess with wifi a half hour after going live to announce the exercise to the world? If it was War, we should have seen systems go down and never recover like FLUBOT was desighed for, a malware product developed right here against my PC, phone and tablet a decade ago.
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