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Tips Femeninos | Push to arm Ukraine putting strain on US weapons stockpile

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WASHINGTON (AP):

The planes take off almost daily from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware – hulking C-17s loaded up with Javelins, Stingers, howitzers and other materiel being hustled to Eastern Europe to resupply Ukraine’s military in its fight against Russia

WASHINGTON (AP):

The planes take off almost daily from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware – hulking C-17s loaded up with Javelins, Stingers, howitzers and other materiel being hustled to Eastern Europe to resupply Ukraine’s military in its fight against Russia.

The game-changing impact of those arms is exactly what President Joe Biden hopes to spotlight as he visits a Lockheed Martin plant in Alabama on Tuesday that builds the portable Javelin anti-tank weapons that have played a crucial role in Ukraine.

But Biden’s visit is also drawing attention to a growing concern as the war drags on: Can the US sustain the cadence of shipping vast amounts of arms to Ukraine, while maintaining the healthy stockpile it may need if a new conflict erupts with North Korea, Iran or elsewhere?

The US already has provided about 7,000 Javelins, including some that were delivered during the Trump administration, about one-third of its stockpile, to Ukraine, according to an analysis by Mark Cancian, a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies international security programme. The Biden administration says it has given about 5,500 to Ukraine since the Russian invasion more than two months ago.

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