(MENAFN) According to multiple military sources who spoke to The Wall Street Journal on condition of anonymity, the U.S. military is running out of certain types of ammunition after the White House approved and sent billions of dollars in ” lethal aid” to Ukraine. since February.
Washington has provided kyiv with a significant amount of ammunition, including up to 806,000 155mm howitzer rounds, in addition to thousands of guns, drones, missiles, artillery platforms and rocket launchers . An unnamed Pentagon official told the Journal that stocks of these latest bombs are “uncomfortably low.”
“It’s not at the level where we would like to go into combat,” the official continued, adding that the 155mm shells had not yet reached “critical” levels because the United States was no longer directly engaged in no significant fight.
The military is conducting a “thorough analysis of the munitions industrial base” to assess how to maintain its own supplies while continuing the current pace of assisting Ukrainian forces with dwindling supplies. Nearly $14 billion in direct arms shipments from the United States to Kyiv have been made in this year alone.
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