US should make Ukraine's victory in the war against Russia its policy, - Hodges
The United States should make Ukraine's victory in the war against Russia its policy. Washington should no longer have any excuses for supplying weapons to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Today, representatives of the American authorities are indecisive about supporting Ukraine in the war against Russia. This was stated in an interview with the Voice of America by retired U.S. General Ben Hodges.
According to him, neither U.S. President Joe Biden nor the Congress has ever stated that they want Ukraine to win the war against Russia. Instead, the United States says it will be with Ukraine "as long as it takes."
"The United States and our other allies should say: "We want Ukraine to win!" And when this becomes our policy, then there will be no more excuses for supplying ATACMS, Abrams tanks or F-16s. We are determined to win. This is what we have to do. They say: "We are with you as long as it takes". What does that mean? I think there is indecision," Hodges said.
The American general noted that it is difficult for him to understand the indecision of the White House and Congress. At the same time, he believes that the United States has some concern that Russia may somehow become stronger. The United States is also afraid of what might happen after Ukraine wins and Putin's regime falls.
As a reminder, the administration of US President Joe Biden has said that Washington wants to give Ukraine more weapons to continue its counteroffensive. However, this requires Congress to approve the US President's request for additional funding.
Earlier, White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby said that Washington should make even more efforts to provide Ukraine with what it needs ahead of winter. First of all, the US Congress should approve President Joe Biden's request for additional funding.