U.S. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin defended The usa’s reaction to the conflict in Ukraine on Tuesday right through a heated trade with a Republican lawmaker who accused the Pentagon of over-estimating Russia’s army capacity.
“Has it befell to you that Russia has no longer overrun Ukraine on account of what we have completed? And our allies have completed? Have you ever ever even considered that?,” Austin requested rhetorically to Rep. Matt Gaetz right through testimony to the Area Armed Products and services Committee. Austin and different U.S. officers say U.S. enhance to Ukrainian forces, at the side of Ukraine’s sturdy will to combat, has thwarted Russia’s plans for a swift victory in its now greater than month-long invasion.
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