It’s hard to see how Ukraine can defeat Russia without having much-needed air power in addition to the wide slate of advanced weaponry being sent through the $2 billion aid package being readied by the United States, retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier Gen. Blaine Holt said on Newsmax Wednesday.
“I don’t see how you can win this war decisively without air power, but we are increasing the lethality [of weapons] so that is an escalation,” Holt, a former deputy military representative to NATO, said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “We’re taking the diameter of HIMARS (rockets) from 80 kilometers up to 150 kilometers and then the Ukrainians are still asking for the attack ones so that they can get up to 300 kilometers.”
But, Holt, who is now a Newsmax contributor, said he wants to know what the administration’s ultimate strategy is, which must be known if the money is to be spent.
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