August 8, 2022 - Alaska - Among the items included in the latest package are additional ammunition for the high mobility artillery rocket system, or HIMARS 75,000 rounds of 155 mm artillery ammunition twenty 120 mm mortar systems and 20,000 rounds of 120 mm mortar ammunition munitions for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems, or NASAMS and 1,000 Javelin and hundreds of AT4 anti-armor systems. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems HIMARS launches ordnance during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-1 at Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 22, 2020. This exercise focuses on rapid infiltration and exfiltration to minimize the chance of a counterattack. Alaska - ZUMAz03_ 20220808_stw_z03_199 Copyright: xU.S.xAirxForcex

The war in Ukraine appears to be rapidly depleting American stocks of some types of ammunition. This is reported by the “Wall Street Journal”. Accordingly, the Pentagon is concerned that its own camps are only slowly filling up again. According to “WSJ”, the US Department of Defense even fears that the US military readiness could be endangered by the shortage.

The US has delivered 16 US HIMARS-type rocket launchers to Ukraine over the past six months, as well as thousands of rifles, drones, missiles and other equipment. Much of it, including ammunition, comes directly from US inventories, depleting stocks earmarked for unexpected threats, defense officials told US Media.

Among the most effective weapons that the US has supplied to Ukraine so far are howitzers firing 155mm high-explosive ammunition. A defense official was quoted by the US media as saying that stocks of 155mm combat ammunition in US military storage facilities have become “uncomfortably low” in recent weeks. The stocks are not yet critical, but only because the US is not involved in a major military conflict. “The stocks are not yet at the level that we need for a combat mission,” it said. (tsp)

I’m tired of Ambassador Melnyk constantly complaining about Germany, uninviting and sometimes insulting politicians. The barrel has overflowed! Andriy Melnyk should be deported and should therefore be quickly declared persona non grata so that he can leave Germany quickly.