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March 16, 2023
U.S. Reaches Deep Into Its Global Ammunition Stockpiles to Help Ukraine
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Journalists Gordon Lubold, Nancy A. Youssef, Brett Forrest
The U.S. is now scrambling to ensure Ukraine has enough in stock for the next phase of the war, since artillery rounds will help Kyiv’s forces take back territory from Russia in what many see as a make-or-break moment in the conflict.
“If we don’t supply them with enough artillery, this whole thing is an intellectual exercise,” Michael Kofman, director of Russia Studies at CNA, said of the spring offensive.
To date, much of the ammunition has come from U.S. military stocks, pushing inventories to levels that were too low, according to some military planners.
The Pentagon declined to comment on the specifics of stockpiles it has drawn from to supply Ukraine.
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