The Military-Industrial-Complex’s Big Break in Ukraine, by Bradley Devin

The military’s biggest break has been that Americans have stopped paying attention to Ukraine, leaving Washington free to send obscene amounts of money and arms to its corrupt government. From Bradley Devin at

President Joe Biden announced another nearly $3 billion in military aid for Ukraine’s fight against the Russians—the largest single military aid package for Ukraine yet.

As Ukrainians celebrated their 31st independence day Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced another almost $3 billion in military aid for the country’s fight against Russia.

The $2.98 billion weapons and aid package is the single largest military-focused package announced by the Biden administration since the war broke out in late February. This latest package includes laser-guided rocket systems, six National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) with additional ammunition, 24 counter-artillery radars, Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems, VAMPIRE Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems, 245,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition, 65,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition, and additional funding for Ukrainian forces’ training and maintenance.

Because other domestic issues have come to dominate the news cycle—the overturning of Roe v. Wade, inflation, the FBI’s raid against former President Donald Trump, and the impending 2022 midterm elections—the United States’ continued support for Ukraine has taken a media backseat. Though it’s perfectly understandable that issues more immediate to the homeland have taken priority over a conflict that is now entering its seventh month, the foreign policy blob that has promised to do whatever it takes to punish Ivan for encroaching upon his western neighbor welcomes these distractions. Just because the war isn’t getting the attention it received in the spring does not mean the stream of weapons and taxpayer dollars has dried up. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

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One response to “The Military-Industrial-Complex’s Big Break in Ukraine, by Bradley Devin

  1. Here’s another thing no one is paying attention to


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