The first units of HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, weapons with the capability to strike deep behind Russian lines, are now active in Ukraine. The announcement was made by Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov on the minister’s Twitter page. The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a fast-moving light multiple rocket launcher with high accuracy and a maximum range of 480 kilometers (300 miles). The contribution to Ukrainian forces is such that a senior Russian official has called for a missile strike on the American embassy in Kyiv in response. And while the Ukrainians have agreed not to use the missiles against the territory of Russia itself, they…

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Daniel McIntosh

Daniel McIntosh

A Ph.D. in international studies tired of living in the Dark Ages. Working for something better. A top writer in economics.