John Kirby admits fears that aid to Ukraine has affected US readiness

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby admitted that he is worried about aid to Ukraine depleting U.S. weaponry inventories.

Kirby appeared on This Week Sunday, where host Martha Raddatz asked him if he worries about military readiness in the U.S. after so much weaponry has been sent to Ukraine after Russia invaded the country more than two years ago.

“Sure. Of course. Since the beginning of the war, with every package we provided, we’ve got to make a certification that it’s not gonna damage our own national security, and as we have given more and depleted our inventories, we have been doing everything we can to work with the defense industry to restock, to replenish,” Kirby said. “That’s what this replenishment authority — why that’s so important, so yes, it’s a concern. We
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