US arms stocks will run out due to Ukraine aid: Bloomberg
Bloomberg has reported that the US may run out of stockpiles of weapons within months if it continues to funnel weapons into Kiev.
Bloomberg has warned that US arms stocks will run out within a few months if the White House continues to send military aid to Ukraine.
During an Armed Services Committee hearing, Ellen Lord, former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, stated, "It’s a huge threat to our security."
In an interview with US lawmakers, Lord added that the US has handed over nearly a quarter of its stockpile of Stinger missiles systems to authorities in Kiev.
David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council, stated that from the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the US is readying almost one-third of available weapons stockpiles with no current contracts to replenish them.
Last week, a senior US defense official warned that hundreds of millions of dollars worth of US weapons sent to Ukraine might “drop into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time."
The official stressed, as quoted by CNN, that the US military supply to Ukraine is "certainly the largest recent supply to a partner country in a conflict."
However, current US officials and defense analysts agree that the risk is that some of those weapons will end up in the hands of mercenaries and shadow countries.
This comes after the Russian Ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, warned that the influx of Western arms to the conflict zone in Ukraine was adding fuel to the fire.