How Biden’s Reversal Could Change the War in Ukraine

UNSPECIFIED, UKRAINE – A U.S. M142 HIMARS launches a rocket on a Russian position on December 29, 2023 in an unspecified location in eastern Ukraine. (Photo by Serhii Mykhalchuk/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)

SUBSCRIBER+ EXCLUSIVE – It may be President Biden’s most consequential decision about the Ukraine war since Russia’s February 2022 invasion: allowing Ukraine to strike Russian territory with American weapons. 

“The president recently directed his team to ensure that Ukraine is able to use U.S.-supplied weapons for counter-fire purposes in the Kharkiv region,” the White House said in a statement issued Thursday. The change in policy was approved so that “Ukraine can hit back against Russian forces that are attacking them or preparing to attack them.”

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