Millie says there are relatively few ATACMS in the US.
USA are not providing ATACMS to Ukraine, but are considering other options for supplying long-range weapons to give the Armed Forces more capabilities on the battlefield.
About this said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US General Mark Milley in an interview published by Defense One.
According to him, the United States has “relatively few” ATACMS missiles. And so the US military must maintain its own levels of critical weapons in its stockpiles.
Milli emphasized that there are other systems that can produce the same result. “There are, for example, UAVs that can do that. The British have a couple of systems. So those are some of the things we’re looking at,” he says.
He called the decision not to provide ATACMS to the Armed Forces a political one. According to Milley, the war revealed “unbelievable rates of consumption of conventional ammunition.” Therefore, the US is revising estimates of the need for them in case of a major war.
“If you are involved in a serious war between great powers, you should not underestimate the amount of ammunition you will need,” said the American general.
We will remind you, General Mark Milley opined thatwhich considers it unlikely that Ukraine will be able to push all Russian forces out of its territory this year.