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US General-M1 Abrams Tank Will Make Difference But No 'Silver Bullet'


US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley have been speaking at the Ramstein airbase in Germany following a meeting of the Ukraine Contact Group - an alliance of nations and groups providing military support to the Ukrainian war effort. Austin states that US M1 Abrams main battle tanks to be used to train Ukrainian troops will arrive in Germany in the next few weeks. Milley cautions though, that while the tanks 'will make a difference' in the conflict once delivered they will not deliver a 'silver bullet' that ensures Ukrainian victory.

  • Milley claims that Russian troops are suffering from low morale, and that the armed forces and its mercenary partners in the Wagner group are 'expending significant manpower around Bakhmut for very little gain.'
  • Milley on importance of air defences: "The most critical thing right now, is that the air defense system to make sure that it is robust, it's rigorous, it's deep, and it's layered", calls it the most critical component in war effort.

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