Because President Joe Biden, in his unrelenting desire to share this information with Fareed Zakaria on CNN, said, “This is war related to munitions,” the entire world is aware that the United States is low on firepower. We’re running low on ammunition and Ukraine is running out.
He also stated that shortages were a factor in the controversial decision of sending cluster munitions to Ukraine.
John Kirby is the coordinator of strategic communications for the National Security Council. He says that the U.S. has been scrambling in recent months to increase stockpiles. What does this title mean?
Kirby, who appeared with Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday,” described the effort.
We are working closely with the Defense Industry to increase production, especially for artillery rounds…
You may have noticed that we provided some cluster munitions for Ukraine to bridge the gap while we ramped up production. We are having very, strong discussions with the defense sector and we think that we will be able to get there.
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Bream brought up a report from a think-tank that said it would take years to return to the previous situation:
Kirby responded to a segment in which it was reported that a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report stated that replacing ammunition stocks, such as 155mm shells, could take four to seven years. According to the report, replacing Javelins can take as long as eight years. Stingers could even last up to 18 years.
He must also convince the manufacturers of the administration’s commitment to the project, by saying:
The defense industry wants to ensure that, if it’s going to increase its production rate, this production rate will remain elevated for some time. This means adding more workers to their workforce, retooling factories, and increasing manufacturing capacity.
We understand this and the main purpose of our discussions with them is to encourage them to increase their production.
Cocaine in the White House
Kirby is the latest Biden official to offer weak answers regarding the Secret Service’s investigation into the cocaine discovered at the White House. Kirby said that investigators did “the best they could,” even though nothing was solved. He sounds like he is talking about a little kid who lost a game of softball, and not about the security in one of the world’s most secure buildings.
Top Biden spokesman John Kirby shrugs off the cocaine scandal inside the Biden White House:
“I can’t really speak to the investigation that was done by the Secret Service … they just were not able to come up with any forensic evidence that proves it” pic.twitter.com/GPlAYv1NRE
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Again, I cannot speak for the Secret Service’s investigation. They did their best to find out how the item got there and if it belonged to anyone. They just couldn’t come up with any kind of forensic evidence to prove it.
We take it very seriously. We don’t want this to happen. It did occur in the visitor’s area just outside of the West Wing. It was an area that saw a lot of traffic. We’ll look at what happened.
We will certainly do everything we can to prevent this from happening in the future. This is not a happy situation.
It’s embarrassing that our National Security Council spokesman even has to answer questions like these, but that’s what the Biden White House has brought on us. Whose cocaine is in the People’s House? I mean, come on. And talking about our military vulnerabilities on national television because the president couldn’t keep his lips sealed?