From the LinkedIn page of Jens Christian Jensen
Jan 17, 2023
Tanks for Ukraine, NOW. From Ukrainian soldier – We have suffered very heavy losses, and it has been terrible. We need the West’s tanks to stop Russia’s aggression. With our infantry and the support of these tanks, we will definitely win, Danylo, a tank officer in Ukraine’s 24th motorized brigade, told the BBC.
He asks for 300 western tanks, UK will be providing a few, Poland and Finland are ready with a limited number of Leopards, if Germany allows…
I would like to suggest a different solution. The US Army operates nearly 4400 ABRAMS M1A2, and US Marine Corps just over 400. These tanks are to be replaced over the next years to come with the ABRAMS-X. How about NATO members pay US, and US provides 300-500 M1A2 ABRAMS for Ukraine, as these will be phased out over the next years anyway. US can spend the money on the next generation tanks saving tax payers money…. Ukraine will beat russia… and Germany will not have to provide the Leopards which they seem to find very difficult….
A win – win – win scenario… only loser will be russia.
And the price if NATO members pay the full price (8,9 million usd a piece) of the used tanks will be 2,7 billion usd out of a 1,2 trillion usd budget (2022 numbers NATO).