NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said that the military alliance was working closely with the arms industry to get more weapons to Ukraine and said more must be done to support Kyiv for the “long haul.”
“We are providing a lot of support but we need to do even more and be prepared for the long haul,” the NATO chief told Reuters. “Therefore we’re also now in close contact and working closely with the defense industry to produce more and to deliver more of different types of ammunition, weapons, and capabilities.”
The Western response to the war in Ukraine has been a boon for US arms makers, who are cashing in on replacing stockpiles of weapons sent to Ukraine, direct sales to Kyiv, and European NATO allies increasing their military spending.
In July, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov made an offer to Western arms makers to use Ukraine as a testing ground for new weapons in a pitch for more arms. “We are interested in testing modern systems in the fight against the enemy and we are inviting arms manufacturers to test the new products here,” he said.
The next big escalation in military aid for Kyiv could be the US or some of its NATO allies sending warplanes to Ukraine. US Air Force officials have said they are in talks on providing Kyiv with aircraft and sound very receptive to Ukraine’s request for F-15 and F-16 fighter jets.
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It’s boom time for the MIC (pardon the pun). It makes me a tad nervous that we are fighting Russia, indirectly at this point, and what this might or could lead to.
Add to that what is going on with North Korea and the sky seems to be the limit. World War seems to be simmering to the top…
Arms dealers and weapons manufacturers are salivating…
Plus expanding NATO…
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov = “We are interested in testing modern systems in the fight against the enemy and we are inviting arms manufacturers to test the new products here,”
and there it is right there, the bomb store guys. i wonder how many new products were tested in afghanistan and iraq.
Not to mention the “new products” tested against Hiroshima and Nagasaki…but hey, victors are never tried for war crimes.
We are intimidating China, NK, Iran, are actively (proxy) at war with Russia, have sent troops to Somalia (again), NATO is now an attack force. There is more, but I cannot remember. I have read histories of how WWI started. I have a queasy feeling…………………..
Ukraine had an air force. Now they have a couple planes left which get shot down when they make their one or two sorties every couple days while the Russians conduct what, 200 a day. Adding F-16s just means F-16s get shot down. Sending F-35s and F-22s would just mean F-35s and F-22s get shot down. Sending B1 and B-52 bombers would just means B1s and B-52s get shot down. So who cares? Not Russia, that’s for sure.
A good way to get rid of those overweight “35s” flying coffins..
Somehow Stultifyingberg(sic) pretends that the dangerous warmongering violent gang NATO which has decided that Russia is an enemy and can be destroyed by arming and “advising” a corrupt, debt-ridden, divided country whose leader has sacked all opposition parties can actually “win” if given enough Western weapons!!!
Talk to Thomas Knapp. I’m sure he’s willing to work double shifts to get ammo into the hands of his Ukrainian friends.
Which “Ukrainian friends” would those be?
The only side I have in this war is that the US should butt out of it.
That doesn’t mean that I have to pretend that Russia’s regime is any different from Ukraine’s or the US’s in nature.
Do you really see no difference between our war on Iraq and Russia’s was in Ukraine, or China’s potential war in Taiwan?
Let me pose a question to you. In what year, in your mind, was the map of the world fixed? When were the borders frozen? Before all is said and done, I predict at least 5 or 6 Ukrainian oblasts will be joining the Russian Federation, and will do so happily. Why does this displease you?
Not only do I not support “borders” being “frozen,” I don’t support “borders,” aka gang turf lines/pasturage fences (or the gangs that agree on them) at all. And I support secession, including the secessions of any people currently under the Ukrainian regime who prefer to be penned, sheared, and slaughtered by a different regime instead.
Of COURSE I see differences between the US war on Iraq and Russia’s war on Ukraine. The main one is the obvious Russian deficit in military quality/competence in the conventional warfare stage versus the US. But the big objective of every war, including both of those, is to serve the interests of the ruling classes conducting them. In that sense, there’s no difference between the two wars at all.
“I see differences between the US war on Iraq and Russia’s war on Ukraine. The main one is the obvious Russian deficit in military quality/competence in the conventional warfare stage versus the US”.
Are you for real?
Five. (my personal favourite)
“The study, titled “The U.S. Army in the Iraq War” and published by the U.S. Army War College, was commissioned in 2013 by retired Gen. Raymond Odierno when he was the service’s chief.
The study highlights numerous failures during the 8-year conflict, including a lack of awareness among military leaders of the sectarian, social and political dynamics in the country that would fuel much of the violence. The critique, which is more than 1,000 pages long and contains hundreds of declassified documents, also says efforts to train Iraq’s military were insufficient and led to a force that was over-reliant on the U.S.
I mean, who EXACTLY are you trying to impress with totally inappropriate comparisons?
“The study highlights numerous failures during the 8-year conflict”
Which part of “during the conventional warfare stage” was unclear?
That stage commenced on March 19, 2003 and ended on May 1 of that same year.
During that period, the US conquered 170,000 square miles of territory and overthrew the existing regime..
After more than five months, the Russian forces have yet to secure even the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, which comprise about 1/10th as much territory as the US took in about six weeks — and that with, supposedly, the overwhelming support of that area’s populace.
And you don’t realise why Russia is not bombing the living hell out of the brave ukro-nazzi heroes who habitually use civilian population as human shields and hide in residential areas, schools and hospitals?
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