‘The World’ Radio: US to Send Patriot Missile Defense System to Ukraine

The United States is poised to approve sending its most advanced ground-based air defense system to Ukraine, responding to the country’s repeated requests to help defend it against Russian missile and drone attacks. Host Marco Werman speaks with QI Senior Research Fellow William Hartung about Patriot’s capabilities and why the US was reluctant to send the defensive missiles, their effectiveness, and whether their deployment changes the US role in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Listen to the program here.