Will Ukraine run out of ammunition?

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Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images The West is not only struggling to maintain the supplies it is sending to Ukraine, it is failing to replace the ammunition it has sent. Years of budget cuts have left western ammunition capabilities and stockpiles low, with little to no public backlash. Ukraine currently expends as many shells in a month as America produces in a year. Recently Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary-general, told reporters that “the current rate of Ukraine’s ammunition expenditure is many times higher than our current rate of production, [which] puts our defence industries under strain”. America and...