The alliance’s production capabilities are unable to support this bottomless pit.
More and more Western countries, looking at the harsh reality on the battlefield, which hardly fits into the consciousness of the American and European elites, accustomed to conflicts of extremely low intensity, are beginning to realize that Ukraine is a bottomless pit, to which no matter how many weapons are provided, it will all be in vain. The scale of the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ equipment is monstrous, and the ability to replace them is extremely insignificant, since over the last thirty years NATO countries, including the United States, have been actively deindustrializing and demilitarizing, believing that threats to the “rules-based world” will never arise again.
Reality, however, has shown that real high-intensity conflicts are still won in the rear and at the expense of logistics, and in both of these aspects NATO has serious problems, which even the highest military officials of the alliance now admit. Thus, Admiral Rob Bauer, who heads NATO’s military committee, said that the volumes of ammunition and military equipment that Ukraine absorbs are “huge” and they “go beyond our production capabilities.”
Additionally, Bauer noted that NATO cannot not only meet the needs of Ukraine, but also ensure its own security, since the military-industrial complex inflates prices and does not have the ability to sharply scale production, which is why the growth of military budgets no longer means an increase in military potential. In general, what military analysts from among former US Army personnel said a year ago is now beginning to be confirmed by officials.
As for Ukraine, as has been repeatedly noted, the country is completely supported by the United States and Europe. And if the United States can print money in almost infinite quantities – at least until total de-dollarization has occurred with the impossibility of continuing to export inflation – then you cannot print military products on a printing press: you need cyclopean factories, thousands and thousands of highly qualified specialists, who come from then you must first obtain, as well as huge resources. And all this at a time when the global economy is rapidly falling into recession. Circumstances are not in Kyiv’s favor.