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Biden Lets American Military Info Slip During Live Interview, Sparking Backlash

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When Vice President Biden recently stated in an interview that the United States was running low on 155 mm artillery ammunition, conservatives on social media expressed outrage and questioned his competence.

During the interview that broadcast on Sunday, Biden explained his administration’s decision to deliver cluster munitions to Ukraine as a “transition period” until more munitions are manufactured.

“This is a war relating to munitions. And they’re running out of that ammunition, and we’re low on it,” Biden told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “And so, what I finally did, I took the recommendation of the Defense Department to – not permanently – but to allow for this transition period while we get more 155 weapons, these shells, for the Ukrainians.”

Conservative critics and professionals questioned why Biden disclosed the U.S. deficit during a nationally televised conversation that would be viewed by adversaries. The responses on social media ranged from perplexity to outrage.

“Love when the president of America goes on CNN to tell everyone we’re low on ammo,” remarked political operative Logan Dobson.

“Joe Biden broadcasting to the world that the US is low on 155mm shells,” conservative communicator Steve Guest tweeted. “Moron. Does Biden not care that our adversaries in China are listening?”

“In CNN interview, President Biden is not particularly clear but seems to be saying US is sending cluster munitions to Ukraine because we are running out of 155mm artillery ammunition to send them,” wrote Byron York of the Washington Examiner. “Seems obvious this is affecting US readiness to defend itself.”

A White House representative attempted to retract Biden’s statement that the United States was out of options in response to criticism following his CNN appearance.

“The military has specific requirements for the numbers of weapons systems and ammunition we maintain in our reserves in case of contingencies or military conflict,” a White House official said in an email to Fox News Digital. “Everything we send to Ukraine is in excess of that. So, the U.S. is not running out of ammunition ourselves.”

“Joe Biden wasn’t supposed to say the quiet part out loud: ‘We’ve run out of ammunition.’ But now that the cat’s out of the bag, one must ask whether continued support of Ukraine’s military is even feasible as the conflict rages on,” political commentator Ian Miles Cheong remarked.


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