Have you ever imagined that World War 3 could become a reality? Recent developments suggest it’s closer than ever; American officials have just announced plans to bring Ukrainian troops onto our soil for combat training! This news has sent shockwaves throughout the country, with many debating whether this move is wise or reckless.
Amid ongoing air attacks from Russian forces, Defense Secretary Air Force Brigadier General Patrick Ryder announced Tuesday that Ukrainian troops would begin training on the Patriot Air Defense System at Fort Sill in Oklahoma next week.
In a training course expected to last several months, Ryder said approximately 90 to 100 Ukrainian soldiers would learn how to operate, maintain and sustain the defensive system, according to the Daily Wire.
As an advanced air defense system built by Raytheon Technologies Corp, Patriot stands for Phased Array Tracking Radar for Intercept on Target.
The system was designed to intercept aircraft and ballistic missiles, but it could also be used to destroy Russian “kamikaze” drones that have often been used by Russian forces to destroy Ukrainian infrastructure.
During a press briefing, General Ryder said, “Once fielded, the Patriot will continue to contribute to Ukraine’s air defense capabilities and provide another capability to Ukrainian people to defend themselves against Russia’s ongoing aerial assaults.”
Further, Ryder noted that the Patriot would contribute to Ukraine’s air defense capabilities as part of a larger effort by the United States and the international community to provide Ukraine with the air defense capability it needs to defend its population and its armed forces.
The announcement comes less than a month after the Biden administration announced it would provide another $1.85 billion in military aid to Ukraine, including the Patriot air defense system which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asserted Ukraine needed in order to defend itself from Russian attacks.
Since Ukraine’s war with Russia began on Feb. 24, 2022, the United States has provided Ukraine with more than $24.2 billion in security assistance.
As the world lurches ever closer to World War III, American officials have made a reckless decision in deciding to bring Ukrainian troops onto our soil for combat training. In times like these, it’s more important than ever that we protect American lives by ensuring that no war is fought on American soil. Though Ukraine needs to be trained in how to utilize these military tools in order to protect themselves from Russian forces, there are other ways to accomplish this without incurring a greater risk of dangerous international affairs playing out within our borders.
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