Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) have penned a letter to Joe Biden, urging him to ship MGM-140 Military Tactical Missile Methods (ATACMS) to Ukraine. The senators argue that not doing so will “solely delay the conflict” between Ukraine and Russia. The senators’ proposal is misguided and dangerous for the USA and international stability.
The senators’ letter comes on the heels of the Senate Armed Companies Committee’s unanimous approval for the Division of Protection to ship long-range missiles to Ukraine.
The senators declare that the U.S. can present these weapons “with none considerable danger to its personal fight functionality.” They additional argue that Ukraine “solely requires a small portion of our stockpiled ATACMS” and that the U.S. can simply replenish its stock.
This sense of urgency and the notion that the U.S. has an infinite provide of missiles to spare is absurd. The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Joe Biden talked about that the USA was working low on army ammunition.
Joe Biden admitted on nationwide tv that the US gave cluster bombs to Ukraine “as a result of the US is low on different ammunition.”
“It is a conflict regarding munitions. And [Ukraine] is working out of that ammunition, and we’re low on it. And so what I lastly did, I took the advice of the Protection Division to not completely, however to permit for on this transition interval the place we had extra 155 weapons… these shells for Ukrainians to supply them with one thing as a really low DUD charge,” stated Biden.
“I wrote to President Biden with my colleagues and urged him to supply Ukraine with the missiles its army must win. Not doing so will solely delay the conflict and value lives,” Cotton wrote.
Learn the letter:
We write to induce you to right away ship MGM-140 Military Tactical Missile Methods (ATACMS) to Ukraine. Extra delay will solely additional undermine U.S. nationwide safety pursuits and prolong this battle.
For a lot of months, Ukrainian officers have acknowledged the necessity for ATACMS to fill a essential hole in long-range fires functionality. Offering ATACMS would allow Ukraine to strike key Russian logistics and communications targets in addition to cruise missile and drone launch websites inside Russian-occupied Ukraine. Specifically, the longerrange unitary warhead variant of ATACMS needs to be despatched directly. The latest Ukrainian strike on Sevastopol naval port utilizing the British Storm Shadow long-range weapon demonstrated the battlefield effectiveness of such weapons. Offering these weapons to Ukraine would maximize the chance of success in its present counteroffensive and follow-on operations. ATACMS might additionally increase Ukraine’s potential to destroy Russian defensive formations.
The Ukrainian army has achieved some breakthroughs in Russian-occupied territory. Nonetheless, there are reportedly as few as 30 days left earlier than the top of the standard preventing season. It’s important that the USA instantly present ATACMS so Ukraine can obtain important targets earlier than winter and deny Russia the flexibility to fortify its positions.
The U.S. is absolutely able to offering these weapons with none considerable danger to its personal fight functionality. Ukraine has considerably degraded Russian fight energy and solely requires a small portion of our stockpiled ATACMS. Additional, the U.S. has the aptitude to provide lots of of ATACMS and Precision Strike Missiles a yr and replenish its stock within the close to time period.
The Senate Armed Companies Committee unanimously authorized an modification to the 2024 Nationwide Protection Authorization Act urging the Division of Protection to think about sending long-range missiles to Ukraine. Delay will solely price extra lives and delay the battle. We urge you to authorize the quick cargo of ATACMS to Ukraine.
the senators’ proposal has not gone unnoticed by social media customers, a lot of whom have labeled Senators Cotton, Wicker, Collins, and Graham as “RINOs” and “warmongers.”
STOP GIVING MONEY TO UKRAINE !!!
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) September 16, 2023
You’re a traitor to your nation
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) September 16, 2023
Retract the letter, retract the American taxpayer funds from Ukraine
— Robert Bowes (@Robert_B_Bowes) September 16, 2023
You, Sir, are a traitor and a warmonger. It was Ukraine that began this battle in 2013, and it’s your weapons which can be prolonging it.
How a lot does the military-industrial complicated pay you?
— Dr. Simon Goddek (@goddeketal) September 16, 2023
Tom Cotton is the Adam Kinzinger of Lyndsey Grahams
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) September 16, 2023