Roy, Vance and Gaetz Caution Biden’s Pentagon from Escalating War in Ukraine
Representative Chip Roy (R-TX-21) along with Senator JD Vance (R-OH) and Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) caution Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin from sending U.S. military advisers to Ukraine.
The legislators wrote, “I write to ask whether the U.S. government plans now, or in future, to deploy an adviser mission to Ukraine, either U.S. direct hire personnel or contractors, whether under foreign affairs, military, or intelligence authorities… A military adviser mission to Ukraine would run a significant escalatory risk with Russia. It would mean placing additional ‘boots on the ground’ in the midst of a direct and bloody conflict with Russia.”
The GOP lawmakers cautioned, “A military adviser mission would be one more step towards a dangerous, unnecessary war between the United States and Russia.”
This letter follows the United States sending more advanced weaponry to Ukraine, reports of offensive stalls and the beginning calls of military adviser deployments by influential U.S publications. The legislators requested a response from the Pentagon by October 3rd.
Read the full letter here.