Biden Agrees to Send Zelensky ATACMS Long Range Missiles

Biden Agrees to Send Zelensky ATACMS Long Range Missiles

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On Friday President Biden agreed to send a small number of long-range missiles knowns as the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) to aid with the war in Ukraine. It is unknown when the missiles will be delivered or how, and the officials involved are not allowed to speak publicly on the issue.

ATACMS is a weapons system with a range of 180 miles with a payload bigger than an artillery strike. This means that critical infrastructure and supply depots within Russia are within Kyiv’s attack range. These would be used likely for interior strikes on supply lines or depots that are frequented by Russian forces.

Zelensky has been asking for the ATACMS for a while and originally the request was denied due to concerns of expanding the war with Russia. Congressional officials say there is still debate on what type of missile will be sent along with the quantity.

Matthew Dellinger
Matthew Dellinger
Matthew Dellinger holds a Political Science and History BS and is working towards a Masters in Public Administration. Before his time at Atlas he joined GoodPolitical to serve as a writer and contributor while also expanding his knowledge on global events. Matthew is proud to be a part of a news organization that believes in delivering truthful, unfiltered, and unbiased news to people around the world.
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