Analyzing the Potential Impact of Russia “Recovering and Exploiting” US Drone Technology
News Radio’s Jane Coaston speaks with former Ukrainian official Alexander Vindman. He was a member and was an expert in Ukraine and Eastern Europe for the National Security Council.
Biden’s administration was criticized for failing to do enough, too late to stop Russia invading Ukraine. That would be disastrous for the United States’ European allies.
Ukraine’s war is entering it’s sixth month
Russia attacked Ukraine in a complete sudden invasion that was carried out on the day of February 24, 2022. This was a swift strike strategy intended to completely surround Kyiv (the capital) and claim control over the vast territory that extends to Crimea.
The invasion didn’t last for long, because the Ukrainian forces proved able to resist any Russian attack. With Western aid, they were able to resist the Russians and began their limited offensives in spring.
Yet, with Western help in the military and with weapons that are flowing into Ukraine’s stock of arms The battle is becoming an ongoing battle of attrition. It is putting Ukraine and the West to the test. Russia is likely to lose the war and be weakened in the months ahead.
It’s a sign that the U.S. Is Falling Into “Ukraine Fatigue”
The Ukraine war may be taking a toll on the U.S. The conflict is causing Americans to “fall into the state of fatigue from war,” senior officials have been advised.
This is an issue that must be considered. It might also help explain why the Biden administration approves more weapons for Ukraine than in previous years. It includes hundreds of Bradley fighting vehicle, Strykers and Humvees as also mobile howitzers.
But there’s a catch. The equipment must be sent to Poland or any other NATO countries to be repaired. It means Ukrainian troops must wait until the equipment come back, which could mean that they have to cease their activities.
There’s an alternate: A few Ukrainians want to hire American mechanics who will travel to Ukraine in order to train the Ukrainian troops how to repair equipment from abroad.
If this happens this could prove to be a significant step toward reverse the trend towards Ukraine’s side. It will require more than the above. It will require the United States will have to support it.
Russia could “Recover and Exploit” the U.S. Drone
Following the crash of a $32 million drone that fell in the Black Sea on Tuesday, one former National Security Council specialist who gave evidence against President Donald Trump during his first impeachment claims that Russia might “recover and gain from” the aircraft.
Only Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a NSC officer from the area of NATO’s foreign policy and has testified to having heard Trump speak to Volodymyr Zelensky on the 25th of July, 2017, and raised questions regarding Zelensky’s requests to investigate Joe Biden.
A memo released by the White House months later claims that Trump sought a favor in his call with Zelensky. He asked for an “favor”, asking Zelensky to start an inquiry into Biden and the Democratic Party.
Vindman presented evidence on Tuesday at House Democrats in the impeachment investigation that he became immediately worried regarding the petition. Vindman also disclosed concerns to the counsel of NSC. Vindman was also told that the NSC lawyer had decided to shift the recordings of the call into a highly confidential database that only a small number of people can access.
The U.S. Doesn’t Have the Time to do More
It is the United States is able, even in the face of huge challenges the war poses it to provide both military and nonmilitary assistance to Ukraine. This helps improve the circumstances of Ukrainian citizens; sustains the Ukrainian citizens’ commitment towards fighting the war, and helps build the basis for a stable order once the war ends.
However, the key to success is to make wartime aid flow as efficient as is possible. This will require collaboration between U.S. and Ukraine to create, coordinate, and execute a postconflict rehabilitation assistance program. It could bring about modifications to the living environment and infrastructure that can be the best benefit to the prospects for peace in the long term.
This also calls for a coordinated response to Russia’s increasing financial vulnerability. It means severing those channels that kleptocrats use to avoid sanctions, as well as increasing financial transparency in the real estate sector, as a way to tackle corruption.