Gregory Hayes, CEO of military industrial complex behemoth Raytheon Technologies, has stated that the US government is collaborating with Middle Eastern partners to deploy air defense equipment to Ukraine.
“The Pentagon is going to try to conduct some dealing for us where we will take a few from our friends in West Asia and a few from our NATO allies and attempt to have those in Ukraine early next year,” Hayes said. Hayes also stated that the firearms will be “backfilled with new production over the following two years,” according to The Cradle.Hayes did not specify which countries the US will collaborate with to carry out this strategy.
The primary goal of the plan is to deploy National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) into Ukraine during the next three to six months. It wishes to do so to prevent a two-year delay for new ones from Raytheon’s plant.
“Just because something takes 24 months months to create doesn’t imply it will take 24 months to get into Ukraine,” he explained.
The systems are also used by Australia, Chile, Finland, and Indonesia. The Biden administration purportedly provided the go-ahead for the transfer of air defense equipment to Ukraine.
Hayes made this public revelation a day after the US Army awarded Raytheon a $1.2 billion commitment for six NASAMS to Ukraine as part of the fifth Ukraine Security Assistance Program (USAI) package for a total of $2.98 billion.
Since Russia launched its special military campaign in Ukraine at the end of Feb., the United States Congress has approved more than $60 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine.
Several weeks ago, US President Joe Biden requested that Congress appropriate an additional $38 billion in Ukraine help. If Congress approves this idea, the entire amount of US taxpayer cash given to American arms manufacturers and Ukrainian officials will be roughly $104 billion.
During this proxy fight in Ukraine, the United States is plainly going all in. None of the additional aid to Ukraine will result in a beneficial outcome. Given Russia’s escalating control and the maximalist goals it may be forced to pursue if the West continues to pour military aid into the country, it will only prolong Ukraine’s misery and potentially result in its destruction.
Simply put, the US government should stop delivering help to Ukraine and redirect its military resources to border defense.
Author: Steven Sinclaire