Wicker Blasts Biden Administration for More ATACMS Delays

Armed Services Leader: “Does the Biden Administration Want Ukraine to Win?”

September 21, 2023

WASHINGTON?– U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement in response to press reports that the Biden administration has decided to withhold Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) from military aid to Ukraine:

“Does the Biden administration want Ukraine to win, or not?” Wicker said. “Every delay in supplying Ukraine with the tools it needs to secure victory has cost unnecessary lives and prolonged the war. Instead of leading from the front, the President held back for months after Britain and France provided deep-strike missiles. This is yet another example of the dangerous drip-drip-drip approach by the Biden administration, which has failed to give Ukraine a bigger advantage.

“I also call on the Biden administration to send Congress a supplemental request immediately to increase industrial production on the ATACMS and Precision Strike Missile lines. The President must understand that only through sufficient Ukrainian military capacity and capability will this war come to a successful conclusion.”