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Biden Tells TV Audience - And The World - U.S. is Short on Artillery Ammunition


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 Recently in a live televised interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria at the White House president Biden admitted to anyone watching - including hostile nation's military leaders, that the United States military is in short supply of our militaries 155mm artillery shells...


CNN:  Biden says sending cluster munitions to Ukraine was ‘difficult decision,’ but ‘they needed them’
"Biden told Zakaria that the cluster munitions were being sent as a “transition period” until the US is able to produce more 155mm artillery.
“This is a war relating to munitions. And they’re running out of that ammunition, and we’re low on it,” Biden said. “And so, what I finally did, I took the recommendation of the Defense Department to – not permanently – but to allow for this transition period, while we get more 155 weapons, these shells, for the Ukrainians.”

Not surprisingly the blowback from social media about the President of the United States informing Americans and the world audience that the U.S. is "low on"  a primary ammunition source for our artillery fighting forces did not appear to be well received...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr {Twitter}
Last year, WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the use of cluster bombs a “war crime.” Now President Biden plans to send them to Ukraine. Stop the ceaseless escalation! It is time for peace.
Byron York {Twitter}
In CNN interview, President Biden is not particularly clear but seems to be saying US is sending cluster munitions to Ukraine because we are running out of 155mm artillery ammunition to send them. Seems obvious this is affecting US readiness to defend itself.
Steve Guest {Twitter}
Joe Biden broadcasting to the world that the US is low on 155mm shells. Moron. Does Biden not care that our adversaries in China are listening?
Logan Dobson {Twitter}
love when the president of America goes on CNN to tell everyone we’re low on ammo.

I might even go so far as to offer that I believe the primary onus of the President of the United States is to provide for our National Security...

I'm at a loss to figure out how informing the world, and particularly nations known to be hostile to the United States that our American military is "low on" what is thought to be standard and common military ammunition accomplishes that.

Seems to me it does just the opposite... as it provides hostile foreign military operatives with information that actually compromises national security.

There are some who seem proficient at throwing around the accusation of "treason" when it comes to people they politically oppose...

All that shows me is that person either has no clue what actually constitutes treason - or they don't care that they relate false (incorrect) information.

According to the National Constitution Center: : "The Constitution specifically identifies what constitutes treason against the United States and, importantly, limits the offense of treason to only two types of conduct: {Article III, Section 3,} (1) “levying war” against the United States; or (2) “adhering to [the] enemies [of the United States], giving them aid and comfort.”

Some might question if an American political leader, telling hostile foreign nations our military is "low on" a specific kind of military ammunition might constitute "giving aid and comfort" to those hostile foreign nations?






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On 7/10/2023 at 6:25 PM, 2Kansan said:

I think "treason" is stretching it a bit.  It's another one of those terms that some don't know the meaning of (like "racial"). 

Yeah I suppose I'd have to agree...

After all treason is passing sensitive information, like the status of the nation's ammunition supply on to the "enemy" and after all even though nations like Iran, Russia and China (just to name a few) have shown hostility towards the United States they aren't actually enemies.

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So after Biden's public declaration that the U.S. is running low on 155mm artillery  ammunition the Pentagon has announced they are requesting an increase in ammunition from domestic producers...

But appears it will take years for production to catch up with the depleted stockpile amounts and that's not counting expected continued exports to places like Ukraine, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

NYTimes: Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine

The Army’s top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years.

According to the National Defense Industrial Association website (2022) and the Defense Department, in the six months from March to September, the United States supplied Ukraine with more than 800,000 155mm artillery rounds. From Sept. 28 to Oct. 28, it donated another 100,000 rounds. The September production capacity, meanwhile, was only 14,400 rounds per month.

While the exact amount of stockpiled combat ammunition is considered classified, president Biden's public announcement that the U.S. is "getting low on" 155mm artillery shells seems to have promoted a sudden need for the Pentagon to boost the NDI (National Defense Industry) to increase production... which according to several producers will still take "years" to reach desired production levels.

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as I figured 
all those who were so vocal about supporting that Orange Traitor  are so ashamed that they supported a traitor that they cant bring them selves to admit it 
as trump  faces still more charges 
Despite Trump being a traitor and criminal those who defended and supported him for the last 7 years would gladly vote for him again  proving the ultimate in stupidity is  doing the same thing over and over and thinking the results with change 

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