Ukraine Uses Powerful American-Supplied Missiles for First Time

From a New York Times story by David E. Sanger, Lara Jakes, Marc Santora, Constance Meheut, and John Ismay headlined “Ukraine Uses Powerful American-Supplied Missiles for First Time”:

Ukraine’s forces used newly supplied American long-range missiles against Russia for the first time on Tuesday after President Biden overcame his longstanding reluctance to providing the weapons, permitting the Pentagon to deliver them covertly in the last few days, American officials said.

The decision to send the missiles represented a shift by the Biden administration at a time when the Ukrainian military is struggling in a counteroffensive in the country’s south and east. Mr. Biden had worried that sending the more powerful weapons could escalate the conflict with Russia.