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The US Army has indicated its need for further funding from Congress to support the munitions demands of both Israel and Ukraine.
Army Secretary Christine Wormuth emphasized the importance of this funding while discussing America’s commitment to aiding Israel after recent attacks. She stated, “One thing that is really important in terms of the munitions in particular and our ability to support both potentially the Israelis and the Ukrainians simultaneously is additional funding from Congress to be able to increase our capacity.”
She further highlighted the ongoing assessments of Israel’s aid requests and how such support might impact US military readiness. Similar evaluations have been conducted for Ukraine’s aid requests. Wormuth expressed the US’s proactive stance, saying, “Just as we lean forward with Ukraine, I think the intent is to lean forward in support of Israel.”
This comes as the House of Representatives grapples with internal Republican dynamics concerning the selection of a new speaker. Meanwhile, the Middle East is on the brink of escalated conflict after a surprise attack by Hamas on Israel.