75480 - Lend-Lease

N. Lygeros

The Lend-Lease Act was an Act to promote the Defense of the United States. It was a policy of supplying Great-Britain, the Soviet Union and other Allied nations with food, oil and material between 1941 and 1945. It was an Act from the Ante Cold War period. Now we have a new one from the Post Cold War period. This is the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022. Its aim is the loan and lease of defense articles to the governments of Ukraine and eastern flank countries. With this, for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, the President may authorize the US Gov. to lend or lease defense articles to the Gov. of Ukraine impacted by the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine to help bolster defense capabilities and protect civilian population. That’s why it’s interesting to realise the use of the same process in Ante and Post Cold War periods by the same State. The first time was to help Soviet Union and the second to fight Russian invasion. It proves that the past can be directly related to the future without the present. By this way, it’s possible to see the depth of the Ante Cold War which affects even nowadays.