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Ammo, Textualism, and The Ruble
Interesting article about the West's capacity to make ammunition, it's turning out to be quite important. One thing I hadn't thought about is that US artillery shell manufacturers have only one buyer, and so if the US government stops buying as much, the factories go out of business and we simply lose the capacity. Gun culture in the US means we can retool civilian stuff for military manufacturing, but that doesn't help with stinger missiles.
There's more in the thread, but this pair of tweets already summarizes the situation well.
One of the threads has more detail about why exactly Russia is cutting gas exports.
• Thread covering problems caused for Russia by a strong Ruble. (And why it forces Russia to stop selling gas to Europe)