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Op Ed # 607 Disarming of The US Armed Forces

  • Op Ed # 607 Disarming of The US Armed Forces

By Capt Joseph R. John, February 11, 2023

The Biden/Obama administration is violating the US Constitution by having Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Milley, systematically disarm the US Armed Forces by sending over $110 billion in munitions and equipment to Ukraine over the last two years.  Biden, Obama, Austin, and Milley fully understood that they have been depleting the United States’ critical warfighting capabilities for self-defense for the last two years, as explained in Table 1 listed below.  Table 1 was created by CISIS International Security Programs, which is a highly reliable source and current analysis of information, by providing international security and defense facts that were acquired from multiple reliable sources.

The current inept occupants of the Oval Office and the DOD have “not” taken required immediate action to rapidly reorder and replace the munitions and equipment that they have been depleting, or their failure to reorder may have been intentional.  Because of their failure to replace depleted munitions and equipment for two years, the replacement of the depleted munitions and equipment will take 5 or more years to reorder and restock their numbers.  Despite the fact that very little munitions are currently available for national defense as outlined in Table 1, the Biden/Obama administration is continually systematically disarming the US Armed Forces as explained in Table 1 below.  Table 1 does not include the 31 M-1A2 Abrams Battle Tanks, and the 100, M1000 Heavy Equipment Tank Transporters (collectively costing $400 million), and the Patriot Surface to Air Missiles Systems (collectively costing $1.1 billion), that are in the process of being shipped to Ukraine. 

The US has no method of tracking over $110 billion in wired cash, munitions, and equipment that it has been sending to Ukraine.  The inept Biden/Obama administration is relying only on the “word” of Zelenskyy,  and bureaucrats that he has appointed, that $110 billion in aid has been employed for front line military forces, and did not end up in the Swiss unnumbered account of corrupt Ukrainian bureaucrats.   
The Biden/Obama administration has consistently refused to appoint an Inspector General’s Office to keep track of where the aid was actually delivered and  to prevent the possible theft of $110 billion in cash, munitions, equipment, and financial aid sent to Ukraine over the last two years. 

Now for some Questions and Answers from  LTC Royal A. Brown, III, USA (Ret) (Ranger):  

1. Will the Ukrainians maintain all this complicated equipment ?   Ans:  NO - they don't have the capability so US contractors will do so at

 great expense to US taxpayers.. 

2. What happens if any of this equipment lands in hands of Russians?  Ans: Russian and China will reverse engineer and copy them 

 taking away our technological edges..

3. Does this negatively impact our own defense needs?   Ans:  Obviously sending this equipment reduces our own warfighting capabilities. 

This equipment costs billions in addition to the $100 M in cash sent to Zelinsky and must also be reducing the warfighting capabilities of our own military.

4. How long before US boots are on the ground?  Ans: Probably not long - some are already there in advisory roles - you can bet CIA 

& mercenaries are there; others; like 101st Airborne Div are staging in Poland.

5. Will all this support along with $100B + in cash ensure the Russians will quit and go home?  .  Ans:  NO - their Black Sea Fleet is 

located at Ukrainian ports and they aren't going to give up Crimea which they invaded and occupied back in early 2014.

6. Could this war  lead to further escalation including possible use of nukes?  Ans:  YES - Ukraine also had thousands of nukes and

probably still have some suitcase nucs - there was little accountability when Ukraine broke away from old USSR. 

7. Do we have accountability process in place to ensure this $ and equipment all go to help Ukraine military and people and not go into 

 pockets of corrupt Ukrainian Oligarchs?  Ans:  NO  - how much of this money will end up in the off shore or Swiss bank accounts of 

 Ukrainian oligarchs?  

8. Has all this fueled the rampant Inflation and rising prices in the US ?  Ans:   YES

9. Do we know what US National Security Interests are at stake in Ukraine?  Ans:  NO - sure as hell isn't that if we don't stop Russia in 

Crimea it will lead to China attacking Taiwan.  This is mixing golf balls and grapefruits.   For one thing, Ukraine's allies are feckless 

 NATO & EU who depend on the US for their defense, whereas Taiwan has not only the US but well armed and trained forces of Taiwan, 

Japan, S. Korea, Indonesia, Australia etc. on its side. Those worried about this contingency should be supporting shipment of the 

equipment in table above to Taiwan not Ukraine.

10. The Obama/Biden regime were in power in 2014 when the Russians first invaded Crimea - what did they do about it ?  Ans: Nothing 

 except sanctions which didn't hurt Russia which kept supplying Germany and much of rest of Europe with their energy needs (e.g natural gas) and this hasn't stopped.

11. Are the Russians and Putin bad people interested in restoring old Soviet Union brand of Communism ?  Ans:  Yes, BUT what is 

NATO and EU going to do about it ?  What red line in the sand did the Obama/Biden regime draw when the Russians invaded 

Crimea in early 2014?

12. Did the Russians offer a ceasefire in trade for Ukraine not pushing to enter NATO?  Ans:  YES but Zelensky would have no part 

of it thus the war escalated. Zelensky is not a man of peace as he tries to convey. 

13. Are these same people in Obama 3/Biden Admin like WOKE SOD Austin and Chair of Joint Chiefs Milley as concerned about

defending the US southern border from invasion by illegal aliens and cartels as they are about defending Ukraine?  Ans: Not only NO but Hell NO

I'm sure you can come up with other questions about this debacle.  If your answers are different, LTC Brown would like to hear them; we will relay your E-mails to LTC Brown.             

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