Day 278 Roundup: US Mulls Arming Ukraine with 100-Mile Range Weapons, Report Says

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    The Facts

    • According to reporting from Reuters, the Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to arm Ukraine with Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB) — munitions capable of traveling a 94-mile (150 km) range.

    • While the US has reportedly rejected proposals for the 185-mile (297 km) range ATACMS missile, GLSDBs — produced jointly by Boeing and Saab — would allow Ukraine to hit targets previously out of reach and disrupt Russia's supply lines near the rear. The Pentagon and Boeing declined to comment on Reuters' report.

    The Spin

    Anti-Russia narrative

    The only way Ukraine can conduct meaningful negotiations is if Russia loses this war and loses decisively. The West must help Kyiv achieve this outcome as it would would prevent countries like China from having imperial ambitions of their own and further threatening world peace.

    Pro-Russia narrative

    Russia welcomes the efforts of the Vatican and some other countries to be intermediaries in the war. However, Kyiv has not fundamentally changed its position of trying to defeat Russia on the battlefield, so such negotiations are not possible at this stage.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 2% chance that Putin and Zelenskyy will meet to discuss the peaceful resolution of the Russian-Ukraine conflict before 2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Establishment split



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