Ukraine War, April 13, 2022 (I): U.S. still hung up on “offensive” v. “defensive” weapons distinction; U.S. won’t provide Ukraine with intelligence or weapons that would enable it to strike targets in Crimea or Russia, for fear of provoking Russia

Developing

Due to rapidly-breaking developments and in order to facilitate readers’ access to the latest dispatches, we are publishing this article as it is being written. please check back for updates and additions.

To see a list of previous articles, enter “Ukraine” in the Search Box on the upper right, on The Trenchant Observer web site, and you will see a list in chronological order.

Only force can stop Putin

See “Ukraine War, April 5, 2022 (II): Force must be used to stop Putin,” The Trenchant Observer, April 5, 2022.

Dispatches

1) Michael R. Gordon, Warren P. Strobel, and Vivian SalamaFollow,
“U.S. Expands Flow of Intelligence to Ukraine as White House Sends More Arms; Increased U.S. intelligence will enable Ukraine to target Russian forces in Donbas and Crimea, and try to take back territory,” Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2022 (1:56 pm ET);

2) “Ukraine War, April 1, 2022 (III): All weapons delivered to Ukraine to repel Russian invasion are “defensive” weapons,” The Trenchant Observer, April 1, 2022;

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