Senior Policy Director John Erath spoke with Newsweek about the U.S. contribution of modified HIMARS to Ukraine.
John Erath, senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, told Newsweek that the Biden administration’s approach has been “very consistent.”
“They have tried to avoid taking steps that would escalate aspects of this conflict, that is U.S. opposing Russia,” Erath said. “Most of the assistance has been defensive in nature and helps Ukraine protect and recover its own territory.”
Erath believes the U.S. will continue to review what is being provided to Ukraine as part of an “appropriate overall strategy” that not only avoids armed aggression, but seeks “not to reward it.”