October 07, 2022

Preventing Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ Hinges on Us Policy of Ambiguity

Source: Bloomberg

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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  • Stacie Pettyjohn

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program

    Stacie Pettyjohn is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her areas of expertise include defense strategy, post...