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1) Eric Schmitt, Zolan Kanno-Youngs,and Julian E. Barnes, “Zelensky’s Weapons Wish List Goes Mostly Unfulfilled on Trip to Washington; The Biden administration continues to balk at sending U.S. battle tanks, fighter jets and long-range missiles to Ukraine,” New York Times, December 22, 2022;
Schmitt, Kanno-Youngs, andc Barnes summarize the thinking in the White house on the weapons Washington and NATO countries will supply to Ukraine:
“The weapons Ukraine needs”
And while Mr. Zelensky did not get everything on his wish list, John Kirby, a National Security Council spokesman, said on Thursday that the United States was committed to providing the equipment that Ukraine needs, although he declined to provide specifics.
That is, the weapons the U.S. thinks Ukraine needs.
In fact, restrictions on weapons for Ukraine are determined by President Joe Biden’s fear of Putin and Putin’s nuclear threats.
Of course, the U.S. is quite comfortable telling Ukrainecwhat it needs, although it is Ukraine which us fighting Russian Troops.
It us highly probable that Biden’s restrictions on weapons transfers to Ukraine have costs thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers’ and civilians’ lives.
The U.S., in effect, dictates to Ukraine how the war can be fought and with which weapons, paying for its decisions with Ukrainian lives.
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