It is time to start thinking about how to rearm Ukraine after the current conflict ends. Even if Ukraine is successful in completely ousting Russia from its territory, an era of peace will not necessarily ensue. It is more likely that a hostile border with Russia will emerge, like that between North and South Korea, or between Israel and several of its neighbors. But regardless of the outcome of the war, Ukraine will need to rebuild and reorganize its military. And regardless of whether Ukraine becomes a member of NATO or not, it is in the alliance’s interest to help Kyiv with the rearmament process. The U.S. should be prepared to send large amounts of material and platforms to Ukraine including but not limited to M1 Abrams tanks, HIMARS rocket launchers, jet fighters (first F-16s and later, perhaps, F-35s), and NASAM and Patriot missile defenses. I have written more on this subject here.
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