October 07, 2022
Preventing Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ Hinges on Us Policy of Ambiguity
Journalist Roxana Tiron
President Joe Biden warned Thursday the US is trying to find an “off-ramp” for Putin, and worried Russia’s threats to use tactical nuclear weapons are real and could lead to “Armageddon.” But even his statements, made at a fundraiser in New York, didn’t hint at any US actions.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan recent warning of “catastrophic consequence” should Russia deploy nuclear weapons is a “pretty clear deterrent threat, although the exact response was not specified, likely for deterrent and political reasons,” said Stacie Pettyjohn, senior fellow and director of the defense program at the Center for a New American Security.
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