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How HIMARS launchers are shifting momentum in Ukraine’s fight against Russia
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How HIMARS launchers are shifting momentum in Ukraine’s fight against Russia

It's been a standard, largely-unnoticed part of the American military arsenal for decades. But when HIMARS (an acronym which stands for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) showed up in Ukraine, it changed the face of battle. "This capability has given the Ukrainians the potential to completely change the momentum and the direction of this war," said retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, former commander of the U.S. Army in Europe.He said HIMARS, which fires a 200-pound warhead up to 50 miles and hits within 10 feet of its intended target, has virtually eliminated Russia's numerical advantage."You don't have to have hundreds of artillery rounds to achieve the same effect as one rocket fired from HIMARS," said Hodges. CBS News national security correspo...