- Sep 29, 2012
Are we gutting our own military by supplying Ukraine with many first line battle weapons?
No, we are gutting our boneyards and storage facilities, and sending them our older munitions while replacing stocks with newer. Nobody is going to frontline units and loading up their ammo to ship off to Ukraine. They're going to armories and pulling out the older shells, missiles and such, and sending previous generations of the current weapons. A 40 year old Abrams is still more than a match for a T-72 or a T-90...but the older ones aren't in use here anymore.