Daniel L. Davis
Sending these missiles isn’t enough to tip the military balance in Ukraine—but it is more than enough to convince Russia to increase its involvement.
On March 1, the State Department authorized the sale of 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the sale because she said it shows the United States is “serious about protecting the interests of our nation,” and will help Kiev “push back against growing Russian aggression.” It is more likely, however, that this sale will accomplish the opposite.
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Source: The National Interest