What US weapons tell us about the Russia-Ukraine war
In January, all of Washington seemed rapt with the question of whether the US and Europe would send tanks to Ukraine.
Should they? Would they? Why weren’t they? Was it too risky? But also, what was taking so long? Later that month, the US decided to send advanced Abrams tanks and Germany agreed to send Leopards, which cleared the way for other European allies to send military vehicles.
A similar dynamic had unfolded around HIMARS missile defense systems that the US sent to Ukraine last year, and it mirrored the protracted debates...