Report: Critical Munitions Will Take ‘Years’ For U.S. To Restock

Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, conducts analysis on critical munition inventories
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At a glance

  • With some weapon stockpiles nearly depleted, a recent analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies found that restocking supplies of critical munitions sent to Ukraine will take several years, even at emergency production rates.
  • The Pentagon reported that as of Thursday, the United States has sent 1.1 million rounds of 155mm ammunition.
  • Former artillery officer and Pentagon acquisition official Mark Cancian told the Daily Caller News Foundation, “Longer term, there will be some competition between Taiwan’s needs and rebuilding U.S. stockpiles.”

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