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US may not maintain military support for Ukraine, Navy secretary says

However, several key US security officials have expressed concern over continued and potential escalations in the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

 Firefighters work at a site of a critical power infrastructure object, which was hit during Russia's drones attacks in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this handout picture released December 19, 2022.  (photo credit: State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS)
Firefighters work at a site of a critical power infrastructure object, which was hit during Russia’s drones attacks in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this handout picture released December 19, 2022.
(photo credit: State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS)

The US may not be able to continue its ongoing support for Ukraine if weapons makers do not ramp up production, US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro told Fox News on Wednesday evening.

Although the Navy isn’t “quite there yet” in regard to extreme supply chain concerns, “If the conflict does go on for another six months to another year, it certainly continues to stress the supply chain in ways that are challenging,” he later tweeted. “The [Department of Defense] and particularly [Deputy Secretary of Defense] Kath Hicks has been working very, very closely with industry, to motivate them to find out what their challenges or obstacles are, to be able to increase their own production rates.”

“If the conflict does go on for another six months to another year, it certainly continues to stress the supply chain in ways that are challenging.”

US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro

Nevertheless some progress

To shine some hope on the situation, Del Toro said that those involved are “starting to make some progress now.”

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