• SolidGrue
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    1052 months ago

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    • circuitfarmer
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      522 months ago

      Exactly. Watching this all play out is strikingly similar to watching Trump get away with a mountain of stuff that would have put a poorer person in jail, and yet, no consequences.

      • SolidGrue
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    • Neuromancer
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      -471 month ago

      Problem is the united states is running out of ammo to send. Thinking one small war could blow through our reserves so quickly is concerning.

      • @[email protected]
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        191 month ago

        Running out of old stockpiles to send. Western militaries have plenty to spare, but it’d be the ammo they actually use.

        • Neuromancer
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          -111 month ago

          You have a cite for that. That goes against every news article and statement from the White House and pentagon.

          • @ForgotAboutDre
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            81 month ago

            What your suggesting is false and no source will convince you otherwise. Your acting in bad faith.

            • Neuromancer
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              -31 month ago

              Your cite says nothing about his claim. His claim is we have plenty of ammunition to send. We don’t.

              • @[email protected]
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                41 month ago

                It’s a matter of what ammunition, not ammunition in general. Ukraine uses a quarter of a million artillery shells a month. The US doesn’t have facilities to build them that fast because we would never need to use that many. We would absolutely own the sky over both the battlefield and Russia itself, reducing the utility of artillery and increasing it’s effectiveness. The benefits of combined arms and force multiplication can’t be overstated.

                We could very quickly build out capacity to produce the shells Ukraine needs, but it’s a problem of economics. Those facilities are expensive, and wouldn’t be required long enough to provide suppliers a return on investment. We would have to pay a massive premium on those shells and, this far, there hasn’t been the will to do that.

      • SolidGrue
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        • Kalkaline
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          151 month ago

          Guns don’t win wars, they’re important, but we’re talking about artillery, missiles, drones, etc. Nobody is beating Russia with rifles.

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        • Neuromancer
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          -81 month ago

          It was shot. That is where it went. Where else do you think ammo would go? We hold a stockpile back for our defense but we sent the majority to ukraine. We have one factory that makes ammo and that’s it.

          • SolidGrue
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            • Neuromancer
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              41 month ago

              Personal stockpiles? Do you think the average American has 155mm round sitting in their home? Rifle rounds are not the issue.

              Ukraine needs heavy weapon rounds. We have one factory that makes 155mm rounds. I can’t remember which one stinger or javelin, they had to restart the line that had been shutdown.

              People complain about our military spending but that is what it cost to keep the capability to have a large war.

              Currently, our production is around 14K 155mm rounds a month. Ukraine was shooting that every few days. Biden is working hard to increase the capacity, but we are talking about a specialized production.

              I think the takeaway