Retired U.S. military intelligence officer Rebecca Koffler told Fox News that the Pentagon is facing a “real crisis” in its weapons and ammunition stockpile due to continued supplies to Kyiv.
Commenting on fears that the Pentagon is depleting its reserves to support Kyiv, Koffler said: “In fact, we are now in a serious crisis and are suffering from a shortage of some of our weapons systems … and we do not have enough ammunition.”
She added: “We don’t have enough Javelin missiles, we also don’t have enough Stinger missiles, and also 155mm ammunition.”
The U.S. military has its own training and maintenance ammunition needs, she said, and Koffler said it will take years to restock weapons to support U.S. war plans, she said.
The officer pointed out that it could take 18 years to restock Stinger missiles and up to 8 years for Javelin missiles, so it’s a shame that the Pentagon is so focused on this particular conflict that they lost the big picture and didn’t worry about their own. security.
On Friday, the United States announced that it would provide $2.5 billion worth of weapons and equipment to Ukraine as part of a new military aid package. In total, since the beginning of President Joe Biden’s presidency, Washington has allocated more than $27.4 billion in military assistance to Kyiv.
Earlier, Russia sent a memorandum to NATO countries on the supply of weapons to Ukraine, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicated that any supply of weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for the Russian army.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the “NATO” countries are playing with fire by supplying weapons to Ukraine, and the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov indicated that the supply of weapons to Ukraine from the West does not contribute to the success of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.